(carbohydrate) A pentose that is also a ketose.
(carbohydrate) A sugar or saccharide containing five carbon atoms.
‘Ribose, found in RNA, is a common pentose’;
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.
any monosaccharide sugar containing five atoms of carbon per molecule
In chemistry, a pentose is a monosaccharide (simple sugar) with five carbon atoms. The chemical formula of all pentoses is C5H10O5, and their molecular weight is 150.13 g/mol.Pentoses are very important in biochemistry.