aldopentose

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

Definition of aldopentose

plural aldopentoses
chemistry
: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 FrankPrepared Foods1 June 2006

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