Fucose definition

fyo͝okōs
An aldose, C6 H12 O5 , 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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An aldose, C6 H12 O5 , 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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An aldose, C6 H12 O5 , 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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(biochemistry) The aldohexose (3S,4R,5R,6S)-6-methyloxane-2,3,4,5-tetrol present in several glycans and mucopolysaccharides.
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Noun

Singular:
fucose
Plural:
fucoses

Origin of fucose

  • fuc(us) –ose

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • fuc(us) –ose

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition