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fucose

 [fu´kōs]
a monosaccharide occurring as l-fucose in a number of mucopolysaccharides and mucoproteins.
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fu·cose (Fuc),

(fyū'kōs),
6-Deoxygalactose; a methylpentose, the l-configuration of which occurs in the mucopolysaccharides of the blood group substances, in human milk (as a polysaccharide), and elsewhere in nature. The d-configuration has been found in certain antibiotics and in certain plant glycosides.
Synonym(s): rhodeose
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fucose

(fyo͞o′kōs′)
n.
An aldose, C6H12O5, present in certain brown algae and many other organisms. Fucose is an important component of the antigens that determine blood groups in humans.
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fu·cose

(fū'kōs)
6-Deoxygalactose; a methylpentose, the l-configuration of which occurs in the mucopolysaccharides of blood group substances, in human milk (as a polysaccharide), and elsewhere in nature. The d-configuration has been found in some antibiotics.
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