aldose

noun

al·​dose ˈal-ˌdōs How to pronounce aldose (audio)
-ˌdōz
: a sugar containing in its acyclic form one aldehyde group per molecule

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary aldehyde + -ose

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aldose was in 1894

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“Aldose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aldose. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

aldose

noun
: a sugar containing one aldehyde group per molecule

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