sorbose

sorbose

[sawr-bohs]
noun Biochemistry.
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; sorb(itol) + -ose2

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sorbose (ˈsɔːbəʊs)
 
n
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
 
[C19: from sorb + -ose²]

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