Definition of octose in English:

octose

noun

Chemistry
  • Any monosaccharide having eight carbon atoms in the molecule, especially when these are all in an unbranched chain.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Octose from classical Latin octo eight + German -ose.

Pronunciation

octose

/ˈɒktəʊs//ˈɒktəʊz/