ketohexose

[ kee-toh-hek-sohs ]

nounChemistry.
  1. any of a class of sugars composed of six carbon atoms and a ketone group, as fructose.

Origin of ketohexose

1
First recorded in 1895–1900; keto- + hexose

Words Nearby ketohexose

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How to use ketohexose in a sentence

  • Similarly, for a ketohexose, which contains three asymmetric carbon atoms, there are eight possible arrangements.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life | Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
  • Sorbose is the only other ketohexose which has any importance in plant chemistry.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life | Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher