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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: se'do-hep'tyu-los

Definition: A 2-ketoheptulose formed metabolically in the pentose monophosphate pathway as the 7-phosphate by condensation of d-xylulose 5-phosphate and d-ribose 5-phosphate, splitting out d-glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate; the unphosphorylated sugar is found naturally in Sedum (stonecrop).

Synonym(s): d-altro-2-heptulose

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