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triose

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noun tri·ose \ˈtrī-ˌōs, -ˌōz\

Definition of triose

  1. :  either of two monosaccharides C3H6O3 containing three carbon atoms



Origin and Etymology of triose

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1894


Medical Dictionary

triose

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noun tri·ose \ˈtrī-ˌōs, -ˌōz\

Medical Definition of triose

  1. :  either of two simple sugars C3H6O3 containing three carbon atoms




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