rhamnose

[ram-nohs, -nohz]
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noun Biochemistry.

deoxymannose; a deoxy hexose sugar, C6H12O5, that is an important component of the polysaccharides of plant cell walls.

Nearby words

  1. rhaeto-romanic,
  2. rhagades,
  3. rhagae,
  4. rhamadhan,
  5. rhamnaceous,
  6. rhamphotheca,
  7. rhanja,
  8. rhapsodic,
  9. rhapsodist,
  10. rhapsodize

Origin of rhamnose

< German (1887), equivalent to Greek rhámn(os) thorn bush + German -ose -ose2

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