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arabinose

[uh-rab-uh-nohs, ar-uh-buh-] /əˈræb əˌnoʊs, ˈær ə bə-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C 5 H 10 O 5 , obtained from plant gums or made synthetically from glucose, used chiefly as a culture medium in bacteriology.
Also called pectin sugar, pectinose.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; arabin the soluble essence of certain gums ((gum) arab(ic) + -in2) + -ose2
Related forms
arabinosic
[uh-rab-uh-nos-ik, ar-uh-buh-] /əˌræb əˈnɒs ɪk, ˌær ə bə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for arabinosic

arabinose

/əˈræbɪˌnəʊz; -ˌnəʊs/
noun
1.
a pentose sugar in plant gums, esp of cedars and pines. It is used as a culture medium in bacteriology. Formula: C5H10O5
Word Origin
C19: from arabin (from (gum) arab(ic) + -in) + -ose²
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