heptulose

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

Definition of heptulose

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

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Origin and Etymology of heptulose

hepta- + -ulose


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