noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A sugar of the pentose class which is a constituent of many plant gums.
- 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.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: ara¦bin|ose
Definition of arabinose in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.