pentose

noun

pen·​tose ˈpen-ˌtōs How to pronounce pentose (audio)
-ˌtōz
: a monosaccharide C5H10O5 (such as ribose) that contains five carbon atoms in the molecule

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pentose was in 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Pentose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentose. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

pentose

noun
pen·​tose ˈpen-ˌtōs How to pronounce pentose (audio)
: any of various sugars containing five carbon atoms in a molecule

Medical Definition

pentose

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