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Medical Term:



  1. Ribose.
  2. As an italicized prefix to the systematic name of a monosaccharide, ribo- indicates that the configuration of a set of three consecutive, but not necessarily contiguous, CHOH (or asymmetric) groups is that of ribose; d-ribose, a trivial name, is d-ribo-pentose in systematic nomenclature.

[German Ribose]

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