Definitions and Synonyms of ribose | Another word for ribose | What is ribose?
Definition 1: a pentose sugar important as a component of ribonucleic acid - [noun denoting substance]
(ribose is a kind of ...) an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
(... is made of the substance ribose) (biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes; it transmits genetic information from DNA to the cytoplasm and controls certain chemical processes in the cell
"ribonucleic acid is the genetic material of some viruses"