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Mannose

Synonym(s)

  • D-mannose
  • mannopyranose
  • mannopyranoside
  • seminose

Definition(s)

Hexose or fermentable monosaccharide and isomer of glucose; occurs in oligosaccharides of many glycoproteins and glycolipids.

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A hexose which is an epimer at C-2 of glucose. Structurally, it is similar to glucose with the OH and H groups interchanged at carbon-2.

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 15, 2014