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ketose

 [ke´tōs]
one of the two main types of monosaccharide sugars; those that contain a ketone group, such as fructose.

ke·tose

(kē'tōs),
A carbohydrate containing the characteristic carbonyl group of the ketones, that is, a polyhydroxyketone (for example, fructose, ribulose, sedoheptulose); the majority of the naturally occurring ketoses have the carbonyl group on the second carbon.

ketose

/ke·tose/ (ke´tōs) a subgroup of the monosaccharides, being those having a nonterminal carbonyl (keto) group.

ketose

(kē′tōs′)
n.
Any of various carbohydrates containing a ketone group.

ketose

[kē′tōs]
Etymology: Gk, keton + glykys, sweet
the chemical form of a monosaccharide in which the carbonyl group is a ketone.

ke·tose

(kē'tōs)
A carbohydrate containing the characteristic carbonyl group of the ketones.

ketose

any sugar that contains a ketone group.