- a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C5H10O5, obtained from plant gums or made synthetically from glucose, used chiefly as a culture medium in bacteriology.
Origin of arabinose
Also called pectinose, pectin sugar.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for arabinose
This was directly established for glucose, lævulose, galactose, and arabinose .Researches on Cellulose
C. F. Cross
On hydrolysis, it yields glucose, arabinose, and d-mandelo nitrile.
It is, therefore, similar to amygdalin, except that one glucose molecule is replaced by arabinose.
- a pentose sugar in plant gums, esp of cedars and pines. It is used as a culture medium in bacteriology. Formula: C 5 H 10 O 5
C19: from arabin (from (gum) arab (ic) + -in) + -ose ²
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012