fucose

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noun fu·cose \ˈfyü-ˌkōs, -ˌkōz\

Definition of fucose

  1. :  an aldose sugar that occurs in bound form in the dextrorotatory form in various glycosides and in the levorotatory form in some brown algae and in mammalian polysaccharides typical of some blood groups

Origin and Etymology of fucose

International Scientific Vocabulary fuc- (from Latin fucus) + -ose


First Known Use: circa 1909


Medical Dictionary

fucose

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noun fu·cose \ˈfyü-ˌkōs, -ˌkōz\

Medical Definition of fucose

  1. :  an aldose sugar that occurs in bound form in the dextrorotatory D-form in various glycosides and in the levorotatory L-form in some brown algae and in mammalian polysaccharides typical of some blood groups


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