Definition of hexose in English:
Any of the class of simple sugars whose molecules contain six carbon atoms, such as glucose and fructose. They generally have the chemical formula C6H12O6.
- For example, fruit pulp of many species contains the disaccharide sucrose and the hexoses, glucose and fructose.
- The most important monosaccharides are hexoses such as glucose and galactose.
- Like fructose, it is a six-carbon atom sugar, or a hexose.
Definition of hexose in:
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