aldopentose


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aldopentose

 [al″do-pen´tōs]
any one of a class of sugars that contain five carbon atoms and an aldehyde group (-CHO).

al·do·pen·tose

(al-dō-pen'tōs),
A monosaccharide with five carbon atoms, one of which is an aldehyde group; for example, ribose.

al·do·pen·tose

(al-dō-pen'tōs)
A monosaccharide with five carbon atoms, of which one is a (potential) aldehyde group; e.g., ribose.

aldopentose

any one of a class of sugars that contain five carbon atoms and an aldehyde group (−CHO).