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Fucose

Synonym(s)

  • 6-deoxygalactose
  • alpha-fucose
  • deoxygalactose
  • fucose (substance)

Definition(s)

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 SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. 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 SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 17, 2014