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noun, Biochemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble, slightly sweet solid, C 5 H 1 0 O 5 , a pentose sugar obtained by the hydrolysis of RNA.
(biochem) a pentose sugar that is an isomeric form of arabinose and that occurs in RNA and riboflavin. Formula: CH2OH(CHOH)3CHO

ribose ri·bose (rī’bōs’)
A pentose sugar occurring as a component of riboflavin, nucleotides, and nucleic acids.
A pentose sugar with a furanose structure that occurs as a component of riboflavin and RNA. Chemical formula: C5H10O5.


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