pyranose

pyranose

[pahy-ruh-nohs, -nohz]
noun Biochemistry.
any monosaccharide having a pyran ring structure.

Origin:
1925–30; pyran + -ose2

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pyranose py·ra·nose (pī'rə-nōs', -nōz')
n.
A cyclic form of a sugar in which an oxygen bridges two carbon atoms, thus forming a ring containing five carbon atoms and an oxygen atom.

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