pentose


pentose

pentose [pen-tohs] ExamplesWord Origin noun Chemistry.

  1. a monosaccharide containing five atoms of carbon, as xylose, C5H10O5, or produced from pentosans by hydrolysis.

Origin of pentose German (1890); see pent(a)-, -ose2 Examples from the Web for pentose Historical Examples of pentose

  • From the solution the author isolated crystalline galactose, but failed to isolate a pentose.

    Researches on Cellulose

    C. F. Cross

  • 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

  • But most of the natural gums yield a mixture of galactose, some pentose, and some complex organic acid.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

  • They bear the same relation to the pentose sugars as do the dextrosans to glucose, etc.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

  • British Dictionary definitions for pentose pentose noun

    1. any monosaccharide containing five atoms of carbon per molecule: occur mainly in plants and the nucleic acids

    Word Origin for pentose C20: from penta- + -ose ² pentose in Medicine pentose [pĕn′tōs′, -tōz′] n.

    1. Any of a class of monosaccharides having five carbon atoms per molecule and including ribose and several other sugars.

    pentose in Science pentose [pĕn′tōs′]

    1. Any of a class of simple sugars (monosaccharides) having five carbon atoms per molecule. Ribose and deoxyribose are pentoses.

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