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sorbose

[sawr-bohs]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. a ketohexose, C6H12O6, occurring in mountain ash and obtained industrially from sorbitol by bacterial oxidation: used in the synthesis of vitamin C.

Origin of sorbose

First recorded in 1895–1900; sorb(itol) + -ose2
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Historical Examples

  • Sorbose is the only other ketohexose which has any importance in plant chemistry.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

  • Sorbose is a crystalline solid, which is not fermentable by yeast, but which otherwise closely resembles fructose.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher


British Dictionary definitions for sorbose

sorbose

noun
  1. biochem a sweet-tasting hexose sugar derived from the berries of the mountain ash by bacterial action: used in the synthesis of ascorbic acid. Formula: CH 2 OH(CHOH) 3 COCH 2 OH

Word Origin

C19: from sorb + -ose ²
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