pentose

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penta- (five) +‎ -ose (sugar)

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pentose (plural pentoses)

  1. (biochemistry) A sugar or saccharide containing five carbon atoms.
    Ribose, found in RNA, is a common pentose

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pentose f

  1. (biochemistry) pentose.