rhamnose

noun

rham·​nose ˈram-ˌnōs How to pronounce rhamnose (audio)
-ˌnōz
: a crystalline sugar C6H12O5 that occurs usually in the form of a glycoside in many plants and is obtained in the common dextrorotatory l form

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Rhamnus, genus of the buckthorn; from its being produced from a plant of this genus

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rhamnose was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Rhamnose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhamnose. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

rhamnose

noun
rham·​nose ˈram-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz How to pronounce rhamnose (audio)
: a crystalline sugar C6H12O5 that occurs combined in many plants and is obtained in the common dextrorotatory L-form
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