acrose

noun
ac·​rose | \ ˈa-ˌkrōs \
plural -s

Definition of acrose

: either of two sugars C6H12O6:
a : racemic fructose

called also alpha-acrose

b : inactive sorbose

called also beta-acrose

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First Known Use of acrose

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acrose

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

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“Acrose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acrose. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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