aldohexose

[ al-doh-hek-sohs ]
/ ˌæl doʊˈhɛk soʊs /

noun Chemistry.

any of several hexoses in which one carbon atom is part of an aldehyde structure.

Nearby words

  1. aldington,
  2. aldington, richard,
  3. aldis lamp,
  4. aldiss,
  5. aldm.,
  6. aldol,
  7. aldolase,
  8. aldomet,
  9. aldopentose,
  10. aldose

Origin of aldohexose

First recorded in 1905–10; ald(ehyde) + -o- + hexose

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British Dictionary definitions for aldohexose

aldohexose

/ (ˌældəʊˈhɛksəʊs, -əʊz) /

noun

any aldose containing six carbon atoms, such as glucose or mannose
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