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[kee-toh-hek-sohs] /ˌki toʊˈhɛk soʊs/
noun, Chemistry.
any of a class of sugars composed of six carbon atoms and a ketone group, as fructose.
Origin of ketohexose
1895-1900; keto- + hexose Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sorbose is the only other ketohexose which has any importance in plant chemistry.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
  • Similarly, for a ketohexose, which contains three asymmetric carbon atoms, there are eight possible arrangements.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
ketohexose in Medicine

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

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