[ sawr-bohs ]
/ ˈsɔr boʊs /
a ketohexose, C6H12O6, occurring in mountain ash and obtained industrially from sorbitol by bacterial oxidation: used in the synthesis of vitamin C.
Words nearby sorbose
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Sorbose is a crystalline solid, which is not fermentable by yeast, but which otherwise closely resembles fructose.
Sorbose is the only other ketohexose which has any importance in plant chemistry.
British Dictionary definitions for sorbose
/ (ˈsɔːbəʊs) /
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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