ketose


noun Biochemistry.

  1. a monosaccharide that contains a ketone group.

noun

  1. any monosaccharide that contains a ketone group

n.

  1. Any of various carbohydrates containing a ketone group.

  1. Any of a class of simple sugars (monosaccharides) containing a ketone group. Fructose is a ketose. Compare aldose.

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