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hexose

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noun hex·ose \ˈhek-ˌsōs, -ˌsōz\

Definition of hexose

  1. :  a monosaccharide (as glucose) containing six carbon atoms in a molecule



Origin and Etymology of hexose

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1890


Medical Dictionary

hexose

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noun hex·ose \ˈhek-ˌsōs, -ˌsōz\

Medical Definition of hexose

  1. :  any monosaccharide (as glucose) containing six carbon atoms in the molecule




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