a monosaccharide containing five atoms of carbon, as xylose, C5H10O5, or produced from pentosans by hydrolysis.
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How to use pentose in a sentence
The time increase was less pronounced in the presence of the three pentose sugars used.Preservation of Bull Semen at Sub-Zero Temperatures | N. L. VanDemark
It is usual to regard furfural as invariably produced from a pentose residue.Researches on Cellulose | C. F. Cross
It is composed of one molecule of glucose united to two molecules of rhamnose (methyl pentose, C6H12O5).
But most of the natural gums yield a mixture of galactose, some pentose, and some complex organic acid.
They bear the same relation to the pentose sugars as do the dextrosans to glucose, etc.
British Dictionary definitions for pentose
any monosaccharide containing five atoms of carbon per molecule: occur mainly in plants and the nucleic acids
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Scientific definitions for pentose
Any of a class of simple sugars (monosaccharides) having five carbon atoms per molecule. Ribose and deoxyribose are pentoses.
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