ketose

[ kee-tohs ]
/ ˈki toʊs /

noun Biochemistry.

a monosaccharide that contains a ketone group.

Origin of ketose

First recorded in 1900–05; ket- + -ose2
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Examples from the Web for ketose

  • It is a ketose sugar, reduces Fehling's solution, forms the same osazone as glucose, and is easily fermentable by yeast.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
  • When ketose monosaccharides are submitted to similar oxidation processes, they are broken down into shorter chain compounds.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

British Dictionary definitions for ketose

ketose

/ (ˈkiːtəʊz) /

noun

any monosaccharide that contains a ketone group
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Medicine definitions for ketose

ketose

[ kētōs′ ]

n.

Any of various carbohydrates containing a ketone group.
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Science definitions for ketose

ketose

[ kētōs′ ]

Any of a class of simple sugars (monosaccharides) containing a ketone group. Fructose is a ketose. Compare aldose.
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