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hexose

[ hek-sohs ]
/ ˈhɛk soʊs /
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noun
any of a class of sugars containing six atoms of carbon, including glucose and fructose.
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Origin of hexose

First recorded in 1890–95; hex- + -ose2
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British Dictionary definitions for hexose

hexose
/ (ˈhɛksəʊs, -əʊz) /

noun
a monosaccharide, such as glucose, that contains six carbon atoms per molecule
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Scientific definitions for hexose

hexose
[ hĕksōs′ ]

Any of various simple sugars (monosaccharides), such as glucose and fructose, that have six carbon atoms per molecule.
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