Definition of arabinose in English:


Line breaks: ara¦bin|ose
Pronunciation: /ˈarəbɪnəʊz
, -s/


[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A sugar of the pentose class which is a constituent of many plant gums.
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    • The pretreated fiber contains sugars, mainly arabinose and xylose and some glucose.
    • The cell walls of the endosperm are composed largely of mannose, with lesser amounts of glucose, galactose and arabinose.
    • Carbon sources were either 0.2% glucose or 0.2% arabinose.


late 19th century: from arabica + -in1 + -ose2.

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