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one of the two main types of monosaccharide sugars; those that contain a ketone group, such as fructose.
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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.
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Any of various carbohydrates containing a ketone group.
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A carbohydrate containing the characteristic carbonyl group of the ketones.
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