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hexose

[hek-sohs]
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noun
  1. any of a class of sugars containing six atoms of carbon, including glucose and fructose.

Origin of hexose

First recorded in 1890–95; hex- + -ose2
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Examples from the Web for hexose

Historical Examples

  • Euler and Fodor however did not obtain a hexose in this way .

    Alcoholic Fermentation

    Arthur Harden

  • On the other hand, Harden and Young regard the acid as a diphosphoric ester of a hexose.

  • These were the hexose constituents of the hydrolysed complex, the pentoses (or 'furfuroids') surviving intact.

  • Many of the common heavy metals, when in alkaline solutions, are strongly reduced when boiled with solutions of the hexose sugars.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

  • When hydrolyzed, they yield arabinose and a hexose; the latter is sometimes galactose and sometimes mannose.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher


British Dictionary definitions for hexose

hexose

noun
  1. a monosaccharide, such as glucose, that contains six carbon atoms per molecule
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hexose in Medicine

hexose

(hĕksōs′)
n.
  1. Any of various simple sugars, such as glucose and fructose, that have six carbon atoms per molecule.
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hexose in Science

hexose

[hĕksōs′]
  1. Any of various simple sugars (monosaccharides), such as glucose and fructose, that have six carbon atoms per molecule.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.