aldose

noun
al·​dose | \ ˈal-ˌdōs How to pronounce aldose (audio) , -ˌdōz \

Definition of aldose

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

First Known Use of aldose

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aldose

International Scientific Vocabulary aldehyde + -ose

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The first known use of aldose was in 1894

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“Aldose.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aldose. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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aldose

noun
al·​dose | \ ˈal-ˌdōs, -ˌdōz How to pronounce aldose (audio) \

Medical Definition of aldose

: a sugar containing one aldehyde group per molecule

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