[pen-tuh-san] /ˈpɛn təˌsæn/
any of a class of polysaccharides that occur in plants, humus, etc., and form pentoses upon hydrolysis.
(biochem) any of a group of polysaccharides, having the general formula (C5H8O4)n: occur in plants, humus, etc
noun, Biochemistry. 1. a nucleic acid containing a pentose. 2. .
[pen-tohs] /ˈpɛn toʊs/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a monosaccharide containing five atoms of carbon, as xylose, C 5 H 1 0 O 5 , or produced from pentosans by hydrolysis. /ˈpɛntəʊs/ noun 1. any monosaccharide containing five atoms of carbon per molecule: occur mainly in plants and the nucleic acids pentose pen·tose (pěn’tōs’, -tōz’) n. Any […]
pentosuria pen·to·su·ri·a (pěn’tō-sur’ē-ə, -syur’-) n. The excretion of one or more pentoses in the urine.
- Pentose phosphate pathway
noun 1. a sequence of metabolic reactions by which NADPH is synthesized, together with ribose phosphate, part of the synthesis of nucleic acids pentose phosphate pathway n. A secondary pathway for the metabolism of glucose in tissues other than skeletal muscle, in which five-carbon sugars are synthesized and NADPH is produced in the cytoplasm outside […]