reducing sugar


reducing sugar
noun
: a sugar that is capable of reducing a mild oxidizing agent (as Fehling solution)

glucose, maltose, and lactose are reducing sugars but sucrose and methyl glucoside are not

— compare benedict's test

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reducing sugar,
a saccharide, such as glucose or fructose, that causes the reduction of copper or silver salts in alkaline solutions.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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