A white, sweetish crystalline sugar, C6 H12 O6 , used in the manufacture of ascorbic acid.
A white, crystalline hexose, C6H12O6, obtained by fermenting sorbitol: it is used in the manufacture of vitamin C.
A sweet crystalline monosaccharide, C6 H12 O6 , used in the manufacture of ascorbic acid.
Origin of sorbose
- sorb(itol) –ose
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition