methylpentose

[mĕth′əl-pĕntōs′, -tōz′]

n.

A six-carbon monosaccharide having a methyl group on the sixth carbon.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.