sorbose

[ sawr-bohs ]
/ ˈsɔr boʊs /
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noun Biochemistry.

a ketohexose, C6H12O6, occurring in mountain ash and obtained industrially from sorbitol by bacterial oxidation: used in the synthesis of vitamin C.

Nearby words

  1. sorbitol,
  2. sorbo rubber,
  3. sorbol,
  4. sorbonist,
  5. sorbonne,
  6. sorbs,
  7. sorcerer,
  8. sorceress,
  9. sorcerous,
  10. sorcerously

Origin of sorbose

First recorded in 1895–1900; sorb(itol) + -ose2

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Examples from the Web for sorbose

  • Sorbose is a crystalline solid, which is not fermentable by yeast, but which otherwise closely resembles fructose.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
  • Sorbose is the only other ketohexose which has any importance in plant chemistry.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher


British Dictionary definitions for sorbose

sorbose

/ (ˈsɔːbəʊs) /

noun

biochem a sweet-tasting hexose sugar derived from the berries of the mountain ash by bacterial action: used in the synthesis of ascorbic acid. Formula: CH 2 OH(CHOH) 3 COCH 2 OH

Word Origin for sorbose

C19: from sorb + -ose ²

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