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PENTOSE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does pentose mean? 

PENTOSE (noun)
  The noun PENTOSE has 1 sense:

1. any monosaccharide sugar containing five atoms of carbon per molecule

  Familiarity information: PENTOSE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PENTOSE (noun)


Sense 1pentose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any monosaccharide sugar containing five atoms of carbon per molecule

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("pentose" is a kind of...):

monosaccharide; monosaccharose; simple sugar (a sugar (like sucrose or fructose) that does not hydrolyse to give other sugars; the simplest group of carbohydrates)


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