hexose


hex·ose

noun \ˈhek-ˌsōs, -ˌsōz\

Definition of HEXOSE

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

Origin of HEXOSE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1890

hex·ose

noun \ˈhek-ˌsōs, -ˌsōz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEXOSE

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

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