acrose

noun ac·rose \ˈa-ˌkrōs\

Definition of acrose

plural

-s

  1. :  either of two sugars C6H12O6: a :  racemic fructose —called also alpha-acrose b :  inactive sorbose —called also beta-acrose

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Origin and Etymology of acrose

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


First Known Use: 1889


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