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Any of a class of monosaccharides having five carbon atoms per molecule and including ribose and several other sugars.
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(Elements & Compounds) any monosaccharide containing five atoms of carbon per molecule: occur mainly in plants and the nucleic acids
[C20: from penta- + -ose2]
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a monosaccharide containing five atoms of carbon, as xylose, C5H10O5, or produced from pentosans by hydrolysis.
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|Noun||1.||pentose - any monosaccharide sugar containing five atoms of carbon per molecule|
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