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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A white, sweetish crystalline sugar, C6H12O6, used in the manufacture of ascorbic acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The ketohexose (3S,4R,5S)-1,3,4,5,6-pentahydroxyhexan-2-one used in the production of ascorbic acid

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as sorbinose.

Etymologies

sorb(itol) + -ose2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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