Definition of Aldohexose

1. Noun. A monosaccharide sugar having six carbon atoms and an aldehyde group.

Generic synonyms: Hexose, Aldose
Specialized synonyms: Glucose



Definition of Aldohexose

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) Any hexose containing an aldehyde group. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Aldohexose

1. A 6-carbon sugar characterised by the (potential) presence of an aldehyde group in the molecule; e.g., glucose, galactose. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aldohexose

alderwomen
aldgates
aldicarb
aldicarbs
aldimine
aldimines
alditol
alditols
aldobiuronic acid
aldocortin
aldofuranose
aldofuranoses
aldoheptonic acid
aldoheptose
aldohexonic acid
aldohexose (current term)
aldohexoses
aldoketomutase
aldoketose
aldoketoses
aldol
aldol condensation
aldol reaction
aldolase
aldolases
aldolate
aldolates
aldolic
aldolization
aldolizations

Literary usage of Aldohexose

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1. Victor Von Richter's Organic Chemistry; Or, Chemistry of the Carbon by Victor von Richter, Richard Ansch├╝tz, Georg Schroeter (1900)
"When oxidized the /3-acid is converted into 1 talo mucic acid (p. 571). B. aldohexose CARBOXYLIC ACIDS, ..."

2. Text-book of Organic Chemistry for Medical Students by Gustave von Bunge, Robert Henry Aders Plimmer (1907)
"The Greek numeral placed before the termination -ose shows the number of carbon atoms in the sugar, and hence the names aldohexose and ..."

3. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederik. Holleman (1920)
"These facts indicate the existence in an aldohexose of a normal carbon ... linked to each other: the formula of an aldohexose will then be TT IIIII X0' OH ..."

4. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry for Students of Medicine and Biology by Elmer Verner McCollum (1916)
"Dilute alkalies cause two molecules of glyceraldehyde to condense, forming an aldohexose. It is called acrose. Like synthetic compounds in general the ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"... number of which have also been synthesized, and a very large majority of the sugars of the aldohexose type have been built up from simpler compounds. ..."

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