methylpentose

noun
meth·​yl·​pentose | \ ¦methə̇l+ \

Definition of methylpentose

: 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)

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History and Etymology for methylpentose

methyl + pentose

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“Methylpentose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methylpentose. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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