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aldose

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noun al·dose \ˈal-ˌdōs, -ˌdōz\

Definition of aldose

  1. :  a sugar containing in its acyclic form one aldehyde group per molecule



Origin and Etymology of aldose

International Scientific Vocabulary aldehyde + -ose


First Known Use: 1894


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aldose

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noun al·dose \ˈal-ˌdōs, -ˌdōz\

Medical Definition of aldose

  1. :  a sugar containing one aldehyde group per molecule




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