- fucose (substance)
- A hexose whose structure can be derived from galactose replacing the -OH group on carbon 6 with a hydrogen.
Definition from: NCI via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Methylpentose structurally derived from galactose; the L-isomer occurs naturally in various oligosaccharides and polysaccharides and fucosides and in the carbohydrate portion of some mucopolysaccharides and glycoproteins, including the A, B, and O blood group antigens.
Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.