hexose

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hexose a monosaccharide that contains six carbon atoms per molecule
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hexose (Chem) Any member of a group of sugars containing six carbon atoms in the molecule. Some are widely distributed in nature, esp. in ripe fruits.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hexose A simple sugar (monosaccharide) containing six atoms of carbon.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hexa-, + -ose,

Usage

In literature:

The numbers for cupric reduction were in excess of those obtained with the hexoses.
"Researches on Cellulose" by C. F. Cross
Furthermore, these simple hexoses are by no means the final products of cell synthesis, even of carbohydrates alone.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
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