Definition of Ribose

1. Noun. A pentose sugar important as a component of ribonucleic acid.

Generic synonyms: Carbohydrate, Saccharide, Sugar
Substance meronyms: Ribonucleic Acid, Rna



Definition of Ribose

1. Noun. (carbohydrates) A naturally occurring pentose sugar, which is a component of the nucleosides and nucleotides that comprise the nucleic acid biopolymer, RNA. It is also found in riboflavin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ribose

1. a pentose sugar [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ribose

1. A monosaccharide pentose of widespread occurrence in biological molecules, for example RNA. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ribose

ribonucleotides
ribophage
ribophagy
ribophorin
ribophorins
ribopolymer
riboprine
riboprobe
riboprobes
ribopyranose
ribopyranoses
ribopyranoside
ribopyranosides
riboregulator
riboregulators
ribose (current term)
ribose-5-phosphate
ribose-5-phosphate isomerase
ribose-phosphate pyrophosphokinase
ribose binding protein
ribose nucleic acid
ribose nucleic acids
ribose polymerase
ribosemonophosphates
riboses
riboside
ribosides
ribosomal
ribosomal RNA
ribosomal neutral proteinase

Literary usage of Ribose

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1. A Handbook of Sugar Analysis: A Practical and Descriptive Treatise for Use by Charles Albert Browne (1912)
"From the sirupy mixture obtained by this reduction 1-ribose can be ... 1-ribose consists of white needles melting at 87° C., easily soluble in water and ..."

2. A Handbook of Sugar Analysis: A Practical and Descriptive Treatise for Use by Charles Albert Browne (1912)
"From the sirupy mixture obtained by this reduction 1-ribose can be ... 1-ribose consists of white needles melting at 87° C., easily soluble in water and ..."

3. A Handbook of Sugar Analysis: A Practical and Descriptive Treatise for Use by Charles Albert Browne (1912)
"From the sirupy mixture obtained by this reduction 1-ribose can be ... 1-ribose consists of white needles melting at 87° C., easily soluble in water and ..."

4. Nucleic Acids: Their Chemical Properties and Physiological Conduct by Walter Jones (1914)
"Van Eckenstein and Blanksma [1909] obtained l-ribose in crystalline form and found its melting point 87° and its specific rotation + 18'8°. ..."

5. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Take, for example, the guanin-mononucleotide of plant-nucleic acid; either it may lose the end-link phosphoric acid and give rise to d-ribose-guanin (known ..."

6. Handbook of Physiology by William Dobinson Halliburton (1913)
"From his work on the nucleic acid of yeast, Levene finds that it is composed of complexes consisting of phosphoric acid, carbohydrate (ribose), and a base. ..."

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