fucose


fu·cose

noun \ˈfyü-ˌkōs, -ˌkōz\

Definition of FUCOSE

:  an aldose sugar that occurs in bound form in the dextrorotatory form in various glycosides and in the levorotatory form in some brown algae and in mammalian polysaccharides typical of some blood groups

Origin of FUCOSE

International Scientific Vocabulary fuc- (from Latin fucus) + -ose
First Known Use: circa 1909

fu·cose

noun \ˈfyü-ˌkōs, -ˌkōz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FUCOSE

: an aldose sugar that occurs in bound form in the dextrorotatory D-form in various glycosides and in the levorotatory L-form in some brown algae and in mammalian polysaccharides typical of some blood groups

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