Pentose



[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 of a class of monosaccharides having five carbon atoms per molecule and including ribose and several other sugars.
pentose
(pěn’tōs’)
Any of a class of simple sugars (monosaccharides) having five carbon atoms per molecule. Ribose and deoxyribose are pentoses.

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