heptose

heptose

[hep-tohs]
noun Chemistry.
any monosaccharide containing seven carbon atoms.

Origin:
< German Heptose (1890); see hepta-, -ose2

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heptose (ˈhɛptəʊs, -təʊz)
 
n
any monosaccharide that has seven carbon atoms per molecule

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heptose hep·tose (hěp'tōs', -tōz')
n.
A monosaccharide containing seven carbon atoms in a molecule.

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