glyceraldehyde


glyc·er·al·de·hyde

noun \ˌgli-sə-ˈral-də-ˌhīd\

Definition of GLYCERALDEHYDE

:  a sweet crystalline compound C3H6O3 that is formed as an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism by the breakdown of sugars and that yields glycerol on reduction

Origin of GLYCERALDEHYDE

glyceric acid + aldehyde
First Known Use: 1882

glyc·er·al·de·hyde

noun \ˌglis-ə-ˈral-də-ˌhīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GLYCERALDEHYDE

: a sweet crystalline compound C3H6O3 that is formed as an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism by the breakdown of sugars and that yields glycerol on reduction

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