plural -s
: either of two sugars C6H12O6:
: racemic fructose

called also alpha-acrose

: inactive sorbose

called also beta-acrose

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary acrolein + -ose; originally formed as German akrose

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acrose was in 1889

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“Acrose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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