aldopentose


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aldopentose

(ˌældəʊˈpɛntəʊs; ˌældəʊˈpɛntəʊz)
n
a monosaccharide with five carbon atoms
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vera contained two polysaccharides acemannan and glucomannan; whereas, saccharides were mannose, aldopentose, L-rhamnose and glucose.