Definition of Ribulose

1. Noun. (organic compound carbohydrates) a ketopentose whose phosphate derivatives participate in photosynthesis ¹



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Medical Definition of Ribulose

1. D-erythro-Pentulose; d-adonose; d-erythro-2-ketopentose;the 2-keto isomer of ribose. As the 5-phosphate, it participates in the pentose monophosphate shunt; as the 1,5-bisphosphate, it combines with CO2 at the start of the photosynthetic process in green plants ("carbon dioxide trap"); d-ribulose is the epimer of d-xylulose. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ribulose

ribovirus
ribozymal
ribozyme
ribozymes
ribozymology
ribroast
ribroasted
ribroasting
ribroasts
ribs
ribston
ribstone
ribstones
ribstons
ribulokinase
ribulose (current term)
ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase
ribulose diphosphate carboxylase
ribulosebisphosphate carboxylase-oxygenase activase
ribulosephosphate
ribulosephosphate 3-epimerase
ribwork
ribworks
ribwort
ribworts
rice
rice-Tween agar
rice-field fever

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