pentose

noun
pen·​tose | \ ˈpen-ˌtōs How to pronounce pentose (audio) , -ˌtōz \

Definition of pentose

: a monosaccharide C5H10O5 (such as ribose) that contains five carbon atoms in the molecule

First Known Use of pentose

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Pentose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentose. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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pentose

noun
pen·​tose | \ ˈpen-ˌtōs, -ˌtōz How to pronounce pentose (audio) \

Medical Definition of pentose

: a monosaccharide C5H10O5 (as ribose) that contains five carbon atoms in a molecule

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