Crossword clues for pentose
The Collaborative International Dictionary
n. (context carbohydrate English) A sugar or saccharide containing five carbon atoms.
n. any monosaccharide sugar containing five atoms of carbon per molecule
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.
Usage examples of "pentose".
A giant sheet of folded polysaccharide, a complex mesh of interlinked pentose and hexose sugars hung with alkyl and amide side chains.