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arabinose

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noun arab·i·nose \ə-ˈra-bə-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz\

Definition of arabinose

  1. :  a white crystalline aldose sugar C5H10O5 occurring especially in vegetable gums



Origin and Etymology of arabinose

International Scientific Vocabulary arabin (the solid principle in gum arabic, from gum arabic + 1-in) + -ose


First Known Use: 1889


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arabinose

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noun arab·i·nose \ə-ˈrab-ə-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz\

Medical Definition of arabinose

  1. :  a white crystalline aldose sugar C5H10O5 occurring especially in vegetable gums




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