Origin of glyceraldehyde
glyceric acid + aldehyde
First Known Use: 1882
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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