Definition of ketopentose in English:

ketopentose

noun

  • A ketose with five carbon atoms.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Pronunciation

ketopentose

/ˌkiːtə(ʊ)ˈpɛntəʊz//ˌkiːtə(ʊ)ˈpɛntəʊs/