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ribnicel
ribo-
riboflavin
ribonuclease
ribonucleic acid
ribonucleinase
ribonucleoprotein
ribonucleoside
ribonucleotide
ribose
ribosomal
ribosomal RNA
ribozyme
Ribroast
Ribroasted
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Ribwort
ribwort plantain
Ric
Ricardo
Riccio
rice
rice beer
Rice bunting

ribosome definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an organelle in the cytoplasm of a living cell; they attach to mRNA and move down it one codon at a time and then stop until tRNA brings the required amino acid; when it reaches a stop codon it falls apart and releases the completed protein molecule for use by the cell; "the ribosome is the site of protein synthesis"

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1958 any of the RNA-rich cytoplasmic granules that are sites of protein synthesis see cell illustration ribosomal adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Biochem. each of the minute particles consisting of RNA and associated proteins found in the cytoplasm of living cells, concerned with the synthesis of proteins. Derivatives: ribosomal adj. Etymology: RIBONUCLEIC (ACID) + -SOME(3)




 


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