hexulose

noun
hex·u·lose | \ˈheksyəˌlōs\
plural -s

Definition of hexulose 

: 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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hexa- + -ulose

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