noun. any monosaccharide sugar containing five atoms of carbon per molecule.
- simple sugar
- -ose (English)
- -osus (Latin)
- penta- (English)
- πέντε (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Sentences with pentose
A pentose sugar is a sugar that includes a five-atom ring structure.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Choose six colors: one for pentose sugar, one for phosphate, one for adenine, one for thymine, one for guanine, and one for cytosine.