hexose

noun
hex·ose | \ˈhek-ˌsōs, -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

noun
hex·ose | \ˈhek-ˌsōs, -ˌsōz \

Medical Definition of hexose 

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

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