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mannose vs. glucose
[ man-ohs ]
- a hexose, C6H12O6, obtained from the hydrolysis of the ivory nut and yielding mannitol upon reduction.
[ gloo-kohs ]
- a sugar, C6H12O6, having several optically different forms, the common dextrorotatory form (dextroglucose, or d-glucose ) occurring in many fruits, animal tissues and fluids, etc., and having a sweetness about one half that of ordinary sugar, and the rare levorotatory form (levoglucose, or l-glucose ) not naturally occurring.
- a syrup containing dextrose, maltose, and dextrine, obtained by the incomplete hydrolysis of starch.