[ kee-toh-hek-sohs ]
/ ˌki toʊˈhɛk soʊs /
any of a class of sugars composed of six carbon atoms and a ketone group, as fructose.
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Similarly, for a ketohexose, which contains three asymmetric carbon atoms, there are eight possible arrangements.
Sorbose is the only other ketohexose which has any importance in plant chemistry.
Medical definitions for ketohexose
[ kē′tō-hĕk′sōs′ ]
A six-carbon sugar containing a ketone group, such as fructose.hexulose
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