reducing sugar

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reducing sugar

[ri′düs·iŋ ‚shu̇g·ər]
(organic chemistry)
Any of the sugars that because of their free or potentially free aldehyde or ketone groups, possess the property of readily reducing alkaline solutions of many metallic salts such as copper, silver, or bismuth; examples are the monosaccharides and most of the disaccharides, including maltose and lactose.
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