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.
sorb(itol) + -ose2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
This reaction is produced by lævulose, sorbose, cane sugar, and inulin, an intense colour being given within an hour or two.