aldopentose

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noun al·do·pen·tose \ˌal-dō-ˈpen-ˌtōs, -ˌtōz\

Definition of aldopentose

plural

aldopentoses

chemistry

  1. :  a pentose with an aldehyde functional group attached to the first carbon atom :  a pentose (such as ribose or arabinose) of an aldehyde nature It is a naturally occurring monosaccharide with a carbonyl group located at the end of its 5-carbon chain, making it an aldehyde derivative, or an aldopentose. — Paula Frank, Prepared Foods, 1 June 2006

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Origin and Etymology of aldopentose

aldo- + pentose


First Known Use: 1899


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