ribose etymology

English word ribose comes from German Ribose, which derives from German Ribonsäure. It is also influenced by a related sugar called arabinose, which is formed from gum arabic

Detailed word origin of ribose

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
arabinose English (eng) (carbohydrate) An aldopentose that occurs most often in polysaccharides such as hemicellulose and pectin.
Ribonsäure German (deu)
Ribose German (deu) (carbohydrate) ribose.
ribose English (eng) (carbohydrate) A naturally occurring pentose sugar, which is a component of the nucleosides and nucleotides that constitute the nucleic acid biopolymer, RNA. It is also found in riboflavin.

Words with the same origin as ribose

Descendants of -ose
adenosine adenosine monophosphate aldohexose aldonic acid aldosidic cellobiose cellophane cellucotton cellulose deoxyribonucleic dextrose erythrose fructose gulose lactard lactose laevulose lignocellulolytic lignocellulosic mannaric mannitol psicose sucrose threonucleic acid xylulose