ribonucleotide

ribonucleotide

[rahy-boh-noo-klee-uh-tahyd, -nyoo-]
noun Biochemistry.
an ester, composed of a ribonucleoside and phosphoric acid, that is a constituent of ribonucleic acid.

Origin:
1925–30; ribo(nucleic acid) + nucleotide

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ribonucleotide ri·bo·nu·cle·o·tide (rī'bō-nōō'klē-ə-tīd', -nyōō'-)
n.
A nucleotide that contains ribose as its sugar and usually occurs as a component of RNA.

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