ketohexose

ketohexose

[kee-toh-hek-sohs]
noun Chemistry.
any of a class of sugars composed of six carbon atoms and a ketone group, as fructose.

Origin:
1895–1900; keto- + hexose

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ketohexose ke·to·hex·ose (kē'tō-hěk'sōs')
n.
A six-carbon sugar containing a ketone group, such as fructose. Also called hexulose.

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