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furanose

furanose in Medicine

furanose fu·ra·nose (fyur'ə-nōs')
n.
A sugar having a cyclic structure resembling that of furan.

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furanose in Science
furanose
  (fyr'ə-nōs')   
Any of a class of simple sugars (monosaccharides) that has a ring containing four carbon atoms and one oxygen atom (a furan ring). Fructose and ribose are furanoses.
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