- reducing sugar n a sugar (as glucose, maltose, or lactose) that is capable of reducing a mild oxidizing agent (as Fehling solution) see BENEDICT'S TEST compare NONREDUCING
* * *any sugar that can act as a reducing agent in an alkaline solution; included are all monosaccharides and di- or oligosaccharides in which at least one anomeric carbon is a free aldehyde or keto group.
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