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ketohexose

[kee-toh-hek-sohs]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. any of a class of sugars composed of six carbon atoms and a ketone group, as fructose.
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Origin of ketohexose

First recorded in 1895–1900; keto- + hexose
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Examples from the Web for ketohexose

Historical Examples

  • Sorbose is the only other ketohexose which has any importance in plant chemistry.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

  • Similarly, for a ketohexose, which contains three asymmetric carbon atoms, there are eight possible arrangements.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher


ketohexose in Medicine

ketohexose

(kē′tō-hĕksōs′)
n.
  1. A six-carbon sugar containing a ketone group, such as fructose.hexulose
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