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Medical Term:

anomer

Pronunciation: an′ō-mer

Definition: One of two sugar molecules that are epimeric at the hemiacetal or hemiketal carbon atom (carbon-1 in aldoses, carbon-2 in most ketoses), α-d-glucose and β-d-glucose.

See Also: sugars

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