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

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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

International Scientific Vocabulary mannite + -ose entry 2

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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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