hexulose

noun hex·u·lose \ ˈheksyəˌlōs \

Definition of hexulose

plural -s
: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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