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- n. the presence of pentose sugars in the urine; especially the presence of abnormally high levels of xylulose in the urine
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of glycosuria in which the excreted sugar is a pentose.
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"constitutional variation in function, as well as in structure, can give rise to what he termed 'chemical malformations' -- alcaptonuria, cystinuria, pentosuria, etc."