ketose

noun
ke·​tose | \ ˈkē-ˌtōs How to pronounce ketose (audio) , -ˌtōz How to pronounce ketose (audio) \

Definition of ketose

: a sugar (such as fructose) containing in its acyclic form one ketone group per molecule

First Known Use of ketose

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ketose

probably borrowed from German Ketose, from Keton ketone + -ose -ose entry 2

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The first known use of ketose was in 1891

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“Ketose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ketose. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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ketose

noun
ke·​tose | \ ˈkē-ˌtōs How to pronounce ketose (audio) , -ˌtōz How to pronounce ketose (audio) \

Medical Definition of ketose

: a sugar (as fructose) containing one ketone group per molecule

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