Definitions for ketoseˈki toʊs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ke•toseˈki toʊs(n.)

  1. a monosaccharide that contains a ketone group.

    Category: Biochemistry

Origin of ketose:

1900–05; ket(one)+ -ose2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ketose(noun)

    any monosaccharide sugar that contains a ketone group or its hemiacetal


  1. ketose(Noun)

    A saccharide containing a ketone functional group.


  1. Ketose

    A ketose is a sugar containing one ketone group per molecule. With three carbon atoms, dihydroxyacetone is the simplest of all ketoses and is the only one having no optical activity. Ketoses can isomerize into an aldose when the carbonyl group is located at the end of the molecule. Such ketoses are reducing sugars.


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