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[kee-tohs] /ˈki toʊs/
noun, Biochemistry.
a monosaccharide that contains a ketone group.
Origin of ketose
1900-05; ket- + -ose2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is a ketose sugar, reduces Fehling's solution, forms the same osazone as glucose, and is easily fermentable by yeast.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
  • When ketose monosaccharides are submitted to similar oxidation processes, they are broken down into shorter chain compounds.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
British Dictionary definitions for ketose


any monosaccharide that contains a ketone group
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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ketose in Medicine

ketose ke·tose (kē'tōs')
Any of various carbohydrates containing a ketone group.

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ketose in Science
Any of a class of simple sugars (monosaccharides) containing a ketone group. Fructose is a ketose. Compare aldose.
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