heptulose

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

hepta- + -ulose

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“Heptulose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heptulose. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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