1. A combining form or prefix meaning relating to ribose.

2. As an italicised 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; e.g., d-ribose, a trivial name, is d-ribo-pentose in systematic nomenclature.

Origin: German Ribose

(05 Mar 2000)

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