methylpentose

noun

meth·​yl·​pentose
¦methə̇l+
: 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

Etymology

methyl + pentose

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near methylpentose

Cite this Entry

“Methylpentose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methylpentose. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!