hep·​tu·​lose | \ ˈheptəˌlōs, -pchə- also -ōz \
plural -s

Definition of heptulose

: a ketose C7H14O7 containing seven carbons in the molecule especially : the isomer having the carbonyl group in the beta or 2-position d-manno-heptulose is found in avocados

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History and Etymology for heptulose

hepta- + -ulose

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“Heptulose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heptulose. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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