sorbose definition by Webster's New World
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a white, crystalline hexose, CHO, obtained by fermenting sorbitol: it is used in the manufacture of vitamin C
Origin: sorb(itol) plush -ose
sorbose definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A white, sweetish crystalline sugar, C6H12O6, used in the manufacture of ascorbic acid.
Origin: sorb(itol) + -ose2.