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mannose

[man-ohs]
noun Chemistry.
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for mannose

Historical Examples

  • It appears to be resolved by ultimate hydrolysis into dextrose and mannose.

    Researches on Cellulose

    C. F. Cross

  • The osones from glucose, mannose, and fructose are identical.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

  • The process is reversible; mannose can be converted to mannonic acid, thence to gluconic acid, thence to glucose.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

  • The hydrazones of the common sugars, with the exception of the one from mannose, are colorless compounds, easily soluble in water.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

  • Mannan bears the same relation to mannose that starch does to glucose and inulin to fructose.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher


British Dictionary definitions for mannose

mannose

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

C20: from manna + -ose ²
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mannose in Medicine

mannose

(mănōs′)
n.
  1. A monosaccharide obtained from various plants by the oxidation of mannitol.
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mannose in Science

mannose

[mănōs′]
  1. A naturally occurring simple sugar that is a stereoisomer of glucose. Chemical formula: C6H12O6.
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