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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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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