[rahy-boh-noo-klee-uh-tahyd, -nyoo-]

noun Biochemistry.

an ester, composed of a ribonucleoside and phosphoric acid, that is a constituent of ribonucleic acid.

Origin of ribonucleotide

First recorded in 1925–30; ribo(nucleic acid) + nucleotide
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ribonucleotides in Medicine




A nucleotide that contains ribose as its sugar and usually occurs as a component of RNA.
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