ribo-

pref.

A five-carbon sugar:ribose.
A monosaccharide that has three carbohydrate groups arranged in the manner of ribose:d-ribo-pentose.

Nearby words

  1. ribcage,
  2. ribeirão prêto,
  3. ribera,
  4. ribgrass,
  5. riblet,
  6. riboflavin,
  7. riboflavin kinase,
  8. ribonuclease,
  9. ribonucleic,
  10. ribonucleic acid


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