hexose

Definitions:

  • Any of various simple sugars, such as glucose and fructose, that have six carbon atoms per molecule.
  • A simple sugar (monosaccharide) containing six atoms of carbon.
  • Any member of a group of sugars containing six carbon atoms in the molecule. Some are widely distributed in nature, esp. in ripe fruits.
  • A <xref>sugar</xref> or <xref>saccharide</xref> containing six <xref>carbon</xref> <xref>atoms</xref>.
  • a monosaccharide that contains six carbon atoms per molecule
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