- a monosaccharide that contains a ketone group.
Origin of ketose
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It is a ketose sugar, reduces Fehling's solution, forms the same osazone as glucose, and is easily fermentable by yeast.
When ketose monosaccharides are submitted to similar oxidation processes, they are broken down into shorter chain compounds.
- any monosaccharide that contains a ketone group
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- Any of various carbohydrates containing a ketone group.
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- Any of a class of simple sugars (monosaccharides) containing a ketone group. Fructose is a ketose. Compare aldose.
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