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Meaning of arabinose

a•rab•i•nose

Pronunciation: (u-rab'u-nōs", ar'u-bu-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, CHO, obtained from plant gums or made synthetically from glucose, used chiefly as a culture medium in bacteriology. Also called
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