heptulose

noun hep·tu·lose \ˈheptəˌlōs, -pchə- also -ōz\

Definition of heptulose

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of heptulose

hepta- + -ulose


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