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[man-ohs] /ˈmæn oʊs/
noun, Chemistry
a hexose, C 6 H 1 2 O 6 , obtained from the hydrolysis of the ivory nut and yielding mannitol upon reduction.
Origin of mannose
1885-90; mann(a) + -ose2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The hydrazones of the common sugars, with the exception of the one from mannose, are colorless compounds, easily soluble in water.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
  • The osones from glucose, mannose, and fructose are identical.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
  • It appears to be resolved by ultimate hydrolysis into dextrose and mannose.

  • Mannan bears the same relation to mannose that starch does to glucose and inulin to fructose.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
  • The process is reversible; mannose can be converted to mannonic acid, thence to gluconic acid, thence to glucose.

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


/ˈmænəʊs; -nəʊz/
a hexose sugar found in mannitol and many polysaccharides. Formula: C6H12O6
Word Origin
C20: from manna + -ose²
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mannose in Medicine

mannose man·nose (mān'ōs')
A monosaccharide obtained from various plants by the oxidation of mannitol.

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mannose in Science
A naturally occurring simple sugar that is a stereoisomer of glucose. Chemical formula: C6H12O6.
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