mannose

noun
man·​nose | \ ˈma-ˌnōs How to pronounce mannose (audio) , -ˌnōz \

Definition of mannose

: an aldose C6H12O6 whose dextrorotatory enantiomer occurs especially as a structural unit of mannans from which it can be recovered by hydrolysis

Examples of mannose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Knocking down the enzyme in tumor cell lines made any cell sensitive to mannose. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Sugar cures cancer! (Not really, but one sugar may help chemo)," 21 Nov. 2018 Basically, mannose just gums up much of the cellular works. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Sugar cures cancer! (Not really, but one sugar may help chemo)," 21 Nov. 2018 It was determined that nectar from the tree contained a toxic sugar, called mannose, that poisoned and killed the bees. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "The Mystery of the Dead Bumblebees and the Linden Trees," 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of mannose

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mannose

borrowed from German Mannose, from Manna manna + -ose -ose entry 2

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The first known use of mannose was in 1888

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“Mannose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mannose. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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mannose

noun
man·​nose | \ ˈman-ˌōs, -ˌōz How to pronounce mannose (audio) \

Medical Definition of mannose

: an aldose C6H12O6 whose dextrorotatory enantiomer occurs especially as a structural unit of mannans from which it can be recovered by hydrolysis

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