1. ribose

noun. a pentose sugar important as a component of ribonucleic acid.


  • ribonucleic acid
  • sugar
  • saccharide
  • carbohydrate

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Sentences with ribose

1. Adverb
Two, the pentose sugar is ribose rather than deoxyribose.

2. Adjective
It is required for energy storage and is made of the nucleotide adenine with ribose sugar.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Deoxyribose in DNA differs from the ribose found in RNA in that it has only a hydrogen atom in the same position that ribose has a hydroxyl (-OH) group.

4. Verb, base form
The participants received a dose of dextrose or ribose mixed with water before and after their workout.