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ketose

[kee-tohs]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. a monosaccharide that contains a ketone group.
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Origin of ketose

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

Historical Examples

  • 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

noun
  1. any monosaccharide that contains a ketone group
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ketose in Medicine

ketose

(kētōs′)
n.
  1. Any of various carbohydrates containing a ketone group.
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ketose in Science

ketose

[kētōs′]
  1. Any of a class of simple sugars (monosaccharides) containing a ketone group. Fructose is a ketose. Compare aldose.
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