ribose


ribose
Pentose Pen"tose, n. [Penta- + -ose.] (Chem.) Any of a group of sugars of the formula {C5H10O5}, such as as {arabinose} or {ribose}; -- so called from the five carbon atoms in the molecule. They are not fermented by yeast. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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