heptose

noun

hep·​tose ˈhep-ˌtōs How to pronounce heptose (audio)
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: any of various monosaccharides C7H14O7 containing seven carbon atoms in a molecule

Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heptose was in 1890

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“Heptose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heptose. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

heptose

noun
: any of various monosaccharides C7H14O7 containing seven carbon atoms in a molecule
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