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ketose

[ kee-tohs ]

noun

, Biochemistry.
  1. a monosaccharide that contains a ketone group.


ketose

/ ˈkiːtəʊz /

noun

  1. any monosaccharide that contains a ketone group


ketose

/ tōs′ /

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ketose1

First recorded in 1900–05; ket- + -ose 2
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Example Sentences

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

When ketose monosaccharides are submitted to similar oxidation processes, they are broken down into shorter chain compounds.

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