Furanose definition

fyo͝orə-nōs
A sugar having a cyclic structure resembling that of furan.
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A sugar having a cyclic structure resembling that of furan.
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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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(chemistry) Any cyclic hemiacetal form of a monosaccharide having a five-membered ring (the tetrahydrofuran skeleton)
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Noun

Singular:
furanose
Plural:
furanoses