Skip to Content

ribosyl

Pronunciation: ri'bo-sil

Definition: The radical formed by loss of the hemiacetal OH group from either of the two cyclic forms of ribose (yielding ribofuranosyl and ribopyranosyl compounds), by combination with an H of an –NH– or a –CH– group; the natural nucleosides are ribosyl compounds, not ribosides, as the bond between ribose and aglycon is C–N or C–C, not –C–O–X–.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Hide