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sorbose

[sawr-bohs] /ˈsɔr boʊs/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a ketohexose, C 6 H 1 2 O 6 , occurring in mountain ash and obtained industrially from sorbitol by bacterial oxidation: used in the synthesis of vitamin C.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; sorb(itol) + -ose2
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sorbose

/ˈsɔːbəʊs/
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: CH2OH(CHOH)3COCH2OH
Word Origin
C19: from sorb + -ose²
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