fucose

noun
fu·​cose | \ ˈfyü-ˌkōs How to pronounce fucose (audio) , -ˌkōz \

Definition of fucose

: 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

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Recent Examples on the Web For example, these bacterial recorders could detect the presence of the sugar fucose in a human’s gut, indicating an infection. Yasemin Saplakoglu, Scientific American, "Bacterial "Tape Recorder" Could Keep Tabs on Bodily Functions," 7 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of fucose

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fucose

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

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The first known use of fucose was circa 1909

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“Fucose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fucose. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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fucose

noun
fu·​cose | \ ˈfyü-ˌkōs, -ˌkōz How to pronounce fucose (audio) \

Medical Definition of fucose

: 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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