heptose

[ hep-tohs ]
/ ˈhɛp toʊs /

noun Chemistry.

any monosaccharide containing seven carbon atoms.

Nearby words

  1. heptasyllable,
  2. heptateuch,
  3. heptathlon,
  4. heptavalent,
  5. heptode,
  6. hepworth,
  7. hepworth, dame barbara,
  8. hepzibah,
  9. her,
  10. her.

Origin of heptose

< German Heptose (1890); see hepta-, -ose2

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British Dictionary definitions for heptose

heptose

/ (ˈhɛptəʊs, -təʊz) /

noun

any monosaccharide that has seven carbon atoms per molecule
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Medicine definitions for heptose

heptose

[ hĕptōs′, -tōz′ ]

n.

A monosaccharide containing seven carbon atoms in a molecule.

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