[ kee-toh-hek-sohs ]
/ ˌki toʊˈhɛk soʊs /

noun Chemistry.

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


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Origin of ketohexose

First recorded in 1895–1900; keto- + hexose Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for ketohexose

  • 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

Medical definitions for ketohexose

[ kē′tō-hĕksōs′ ]


A six-carbon sugar containing a ketone group, such as fructose.hexulose
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