Sorbose meaning

sôr'bōs'
A white, sweetish crystalline sugar, C6 H12 O6 , used in the manufacture of ascorbic acid.
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A white, crystalline hexose, C6H12O6, obtained by fermenting sorbitol: it is used in the manufacture of vitamin C.
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A sweet crystalline monosaccharide, C6 H12 O6 , used in the manufacture of ascorbic acid.
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(biochemistry) The ketohexose (3S,4R,5S)-1,3,4,5,6-pentahydroxyhexan-2-one used in the production of ascorbic acid.
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Origin of sorbose

  • sorb(itol) –ose
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition