arabinose

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a·rab·i·nose (Ara),

(ă-rab'i-nōs, a'ră-bin-ōs),
An aldopentose; both of its enantiomers are widely distributed in plants, usually in complex polysaccharides; used in culture media. d-arabinose is an epimer of d-ribose.
[arabin + -ose (1)]
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arabinose

(ə-răb′ə-nōs′, ăr′ə-bə-)
n.
A pentose sugar, C5H10O5, obtained from plant polysaccharides such as gums and hemicelluloses.
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arabinose

Biochemistry A pentose that occurs in d and l configurations
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arabinose

(ă-rab′ĭ-nōs″) [ (gum) arab(ic) + -in + ²-ose]
Gum sugar, a pentose obtained from plants; sometimes found in urine.
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