noun hex·u·lose \ˈheksyəˌlōs\

Definition of hexulose



  1. :  a ketose C6H12O6 (as fructose or sorbose) containing six carbon atoms in the molecule; especially :  the isomer having the carbonyl group in the beta or 2-position

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Origin and Etymology of hexulose

hexa- + -ulose

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to cast off or become cast off

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