reducing sugar

noun

: a sugar (as glucose, maltose, or lactose) that is capable of reducing a mild oxidizing agent (as Fehling solution) see benedict's test compare nonreducing

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“Reducing sugar.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/reducing%20sugar. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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