: a methyl derivative of a pentose : a deoxy-hexose
especially : such a derivative CH3(CHOH)4CHO with a terminal methyl group on the carbon chain (as in fucose or rhamnose)

Word History


methyl + pentose

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“Methylpentose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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