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From German Ribose, formed from Ribonsäure, the first element of which comes from a rearrangement of English arabinose.

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ribose (plural riboses)

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

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ribose f (usually uncountable, plural riboses)

  1. (biochemistry) ribose (a naturally occurring pentose sugar)