arabinose definition

  • noun:
    • A crystalline pentose sugar, C5H10O5, received from plant polysaccharides such gum tissue and hemicelluloses.
    • An aldopentose that occurs most frequently in polysaccharides such as for example hemicellulose and pectin.
    • A sugar associated with the composition C5H10O5, obtained from cherry gum by boiling it with dilute sulphuric acid.
    • A crystallizable sugar, C6H12O6, served by the activity of sulphuric acid on arabin.

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