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a cyclic compound in which the ring consists of 5 carbon atoms and 1 oxygen atom.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A cyclic compound that may be considered the formal parent of sugars with an oxygen bridge from carbon atoms 1-5 (the pyranoses).
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