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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hexose  \Hex"ose\,  n.  [Hexa-  +  -ose.]  (Chem.) 
  Any  member  of  a  group  of  sugars  containing  six  carbon  atoms 
  in  the  molecule.  Some  are  widely  distributed  in  nature,  esp. 
  in  ripe  fruits. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hexose 
  n  :  a  monosaccharide  that  contains  six  carbon  atoms  per  molecule 




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