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pentose

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The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pentose \Pen"tose\, n. [Penta- + -ose.] (Chem.) Any of a group of sugars of the formula C5H10O5 , such as as arabinose or ribose ; -- so called from the five carbon atoms in the molecule. They are not fermented by yeast.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. (context carbohydrate English) A sugar or saccharide containing five carbon atoms.

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. any monosaccharide sugar containing five atoms of carbon per molecule

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
A pentose is a monosaccharide with five carbon atoms . Pentoses are organized into two groups. Aldopentoses have an aldehyde functional group at position 1. Ketopentoses have a ketone functional group in position 2 or 3.

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A giant sheet of folded polysaccharide, a complex mesh of interlinked pentose and hexose sugars hung with alkyl and amide side chains.