Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pentose sugar, C5H10O5, occurring as a component of riboflavin, nucleotides, and nucleic acids.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A syrupyl pentose, C5H10O5, formed by reducing ribonic acid with sodium amalgam and very dilute sulphuric acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biochemistry 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a pentose sugar important as a component of ribonucleic acid

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German, alteration of English arabinose, a kind of sugar : (gum) arab(ic) + –in + –ose.]

Examples

  • One of the most beneficial mutations, seen repeatedly in separate cultures, was the bacterium’s loss of the ability to make a sugar called ribose, which is a component of RNA.

    The Edge of Evolution

  • One of the most beneficial mutations, seen repeatedly in separate cultures, was the bacterium’s loss of the ability to make a sugar called ribose, which is a component of RNA.

    The Edge of Evolution

  • One of the most beneficial mutations, seen repeatedly in separate cultures, was the bacterium’s loss of the ability to make a sugar called ribose, which is a component of RNA.

    The Edge of Evolution

  • One of the most beneficial mutations, seen repeatedly in separate cultures, was the bacterium’s loss of the ability to make a sugar called ribose, which is a component of RNA.

    The Edge of Evolution

  • The energy in your body is stored in packets called ATP as well as phosphocreatine, which are made up of a number of chemicals including a sugar called ribose, adenine which used to be called vitamin B4, and derivatives of B vitamins.

    You Being Beautiful

  • The energy in your body is stored in packets called ATP as well as phosphocreatine, which are made up of a number of chemicals including a sugar called ribose, adenine which used to be called vitamin B4, and derivatives of B vitamins.

    You Being Beautiful

  • But he did in Catalina, and the ribose did not immediately start the usual quick slide into tar when a pinch of boron was added.

    First Contact

  • Instead it stayed clear, and a very excited Benner believed he had found a way to allow the essential ribose to be created on early Earth while still keeping water in the picture.

    First Contact

  • This is a significant issue in the origins-of-life world because ribose is the R of RNA, and it has to be stable enough at some point to bond with the other elements.

    First Contact

  • The second part of the first problem involves the production of ribose, one of the constituents of RNA.

    2009 August - Telic Thoughts

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