hexose

noun
hex·​ose | \ ˈhek-ˌsōs How to pronounce hexose (audio) , -ˌsōz \

Definition of hexose

: a monosaccharide (such as glucose) containing six carbon atoms in a molecule

First Known Use of hexose

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Hexose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexose. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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hexose

noun
hex·​ose | \ ˈhek-ˌsōs, -ˌsōz How to pronounce hexose (audio) \

Medical Definition of hexose

: any monosaccharide (as glucose) containing six carbon atoms in the molecule

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