Ribonucleoside

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Definition

noun, plural: ribonucleosides

A nucleoside in which ribose is the sugar component.


Supplement

Examples of ribonucleoside are adenosine, guanosine, cytidine, and uridine.


Word origin: ribo- from ribose + nucleoside.

Related terms: purine ribonucleoside.

Compare: deoxyribonucleoside.
See also: nucleoside.