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rhamnose

noun rham·nose \ˈram-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz\

Definition of RHAMNOSE

:  a crystalline sugar C6H12O5 that occurs usually in the form of a glycoside in many plants and is obtained in the common dextrorotatory l form

Origin of RHAMNOSE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Rhamnus, genus of the buckthorn; from its being produced from a plant of this genus
First Known Use: 1888

rhamnose

noun rham·nose \ˈram-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RHAMNOSE

:  a crystalline sugar C6H12O5 that occurs combined in many plants and is obtained in the common dextrorotatory L-form

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