A radical or group derived from ribose by loss of a hydroxyl group. Usually attributive or as a formative element in names of compounds.
ribosyl/ˈrʌɪbəzʌɪl/ /ˈrʌɪbəsʌɪl/ /ˈrʌɪbəzɪl/
1940s; earliest use found in Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry. From ribose + -yl.
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