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Pronunciation: ă-rab′i-nōs, a′ră-bin-ōs

Definition: An aldopentose; both of its enantiomers are widely distributed in plants, usually in complex polysaccharides; used in culture media. d-arabinose is an epimer of d-ribose.

[arabin + -ose (1)]

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