from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An aldose, C6H12O5, present in certain brown algae and in the polysaccharides associated with some blood groups.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The aldohexose (3S,4R,5R,6S)-6-methyloxane-2,3,4,5-tetrol present in several glycans and mucopolysaccharides
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crystalline sugar, C6H12O5, obtained by heating sea weeds with dilute sulphuric acid.
fuc(us) + -ose2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)