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Meaning of ribose

ri•bose

Pronunciation: (rī'bōs), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble, slightly sweet solid, CHO, a pentose sugar obtained by the hydrolysis of RNA.
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