pentose

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noun pen·tose \ˈpen-ˌtōs, -ˌtōz\

Definition of pentose

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

Origin and Etymology of pentose

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1890


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pentose

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noun pen·tose \ˈpen-ˌtōs, -ˌtōz\

Medical Definition of pentose

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

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