from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various simple sugars, such as glucose and fructose, that have six carbon atoms per molecule.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sugar or saccharide containing six carbon atoms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any member of a group of sugars containing six carbon atoms in the molecule. Some are widely distributed in nature, esp. in ripe fruits.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A simple sugar (monosaccharide) containing six atoms of carbon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a monosaccharide that contains six carbon atoms per molecule
From hex ("six") and -ose ("sugar"). (Wiktionary)