ribo-

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ribo-

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; for example, d-ribose, a trivial name, is d-ribo-pentose in systematic nomenclature.
[German Ribose]

ribo-

1. Prefix denoting ribose.
2. As an italicized prefix to the systematic name of a monosaccharide, ribo- indicates that the configuration of a set of three consecutive CHOH groups is that of ribose.
[German Ribose]