pentose

noun
pen·​tose | \ˈpen-ˌtōs, -ˌtōz\

Definition of pentose 

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

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1890, in the meaning defined above

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pentose

noun
pen·​tose | \ˈpen-ˌtōs, -ˌtōz \

Medical Definition of pentose 

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

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