from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A monosaccharide, C6H12O6, obtained from mannan or by the oxidation of mannitol.
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- n. A monosaccharide aldohexose found in manna and other legumes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name of three stereomeric compounds, C6H12O6. The dextro-derivative is found in groundnuts and is prepared by the oxidation of mannite.
mann(a) + -ose2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)