Sem"i*nose` (?), n. [L. semen seed + glucose.] Chem.

A carbohydrate of the glucose group found in the thickened endosperm of certain seeds, and extracted as yellow sirup having a sweetish-bitter taste.

<-- same as D-mannose; C6H12O6, a hexose opticaly isomeric with glucose. -->


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