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rhamnose

[ram-nohs, -nohz] /ˈræm noʊs, -noʊz/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
deoxymannose; a deoxy hexose sugar, C 6 H 1 2 O 5 , that is an important component of the polysaccharides of plant cell walls.
Origin
< German (1887), equivalent to Greek rhámn(os) thorn bush + German -ose -ose2
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