[pahy-ruh-nohs, -nohz]

Origin of pyranose

First recorded in 1925–30; pyran + -ose2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

pyranose in Medicine


[pīrə-nōs′, -nōz′]
  1. A cyclic form of a sugar in which an oxygen bridges two carbon atoms, thus forming a ring containing five carbon atoms and an oxygen atom.
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