any of a class of sugars containing six atoms of carbon, including glucose and fructose.
Origin of hexose
First recorded in 1890–95; hex-
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Historical Examples of hexose
Euler and Fodor however did not obtain a hexose in this way .
On the other hand, Harden and Young regard the acid as a diphosphoric ester of a hexose.
These were the hexose constituents of the hydrolysed complex, the pentoses (or 'furfuroids') surviving intact.
Many of the common heavy metals, when in alkaline solutions, are strongly reduced when boiled with solutions of the hexose sugars.
When hydrolyzed, they yield arabinose and a hexose; the latter is sometimes galactose and sometimes mannose.
British Dictionary definitions for hexose
a monosaccharide, such as glucose, that contains six carbon atoms per molecule
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Any of various simple sugars, such as glucose and fructose, that have six carbon atoms per molecule.
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Any of various simple sugars (monosaccharides), such as glucose and fructose, that have six carbon atoms per molecule.
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