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mannose

[ man-ohs ]
/ ˈmæn oʊs /
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noun Chemistry.
a hexose, C6H12O6, obtained from the hydrolysis of the ivory nut and yielding mannitol upon reduction.

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Origin of mannose

First recorded in 1885–90; mann(a) + -ose2
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British Dictionary definitions for mannose

mannose
/ (ˈmænəʊs, -nəʊz) /

noun
a hexose sugar found in mannitol and many polysaccharides. Formula: C 6 H 12 O 6

Word Origin for mannose

C20: from manna + -ose ²
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Scientific definitions for mannose

mannose
[ mănōs′ ]

A naturally occurring simple sugar that is a stereoisomer of glucose. Chemical formula: C6H12O6.
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