- Hexose or fermentable monosaccharide and isomer of glucose; occurs in oligosaccharides of many glycoproteins and glycolipids.
Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- 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.
Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.