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ketohexose

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