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.
A class of carbohydrates that contains five carbon atoms. ... (12 Dec 1998) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
Designation (Greek pente = five) for monosaccharides (Single sugar) with five carbon atoms in one sugar molecule. The grape must contains in small quantities the species arabinose, rhamnose, ribose and xylose. These are at the fermentation through the yeasts not or hardly fermentable and thus in the residual sugar of the wine. In contrast, the hexo...Found on https://glossary.wein-plus.eu/pentoses
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