pentoses

Sugars (monosaccharide) with five carbon atoms. Include ribose and deoxyribose of nucleic acids, and many others such as the aldoses arabinose and xylose, and the ketoses ribulose and xylulose.
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pentoses

A class of carbohydrates that contains five carbon atoms. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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