aldose

noun al·dose \ ˈal-ˌdōs , -ˌdōz \

Definition of aldose

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

Origin and Etymology of aldose

International Scientific Vocabulary aldehyde + -ose


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aldose

noun al·dose \ ˈal-ˌdōs, -ˌdōz \

medical Definition of aldose

:a sugar containing one aldehyde group per molecule

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