Definition of pentose
: a monosaccharide C5H10O5 (as ribose) that contains five carbon atoms in the molecule
Origin of pentose
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1890
Rhymes with pentose
arkose, Carlos, cosmos, crustose, cymose, dextrose, engross, erose, fructose, globose, glucose, jocose, lactose, maltose, mannose, morose, mythos, nodose, pappose, pilose, plumose, ramose, rhamnose, ribose, rugose, schistose, setose, spinose, strigose, sucrose, Sukkoth, triose, up close, vadose, verbose, viscose
Medical Definition of pentose
: a monosaccharide C5H10O5 (as ribose) that contains five carbon atoms in a molecule
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