dihydroxyacetone

noun
di·​hy·​droxy·​ac·​e·​tone | \ ˌdī-hī-ˌdräk-sē-ˈa-sə-ˌtōn How to pronounce dihydroxyacetone (audio) \

Definition of dihydroxyacetone

: a glyceraldehyde isomer C3H6O3 used especially to stain the skin to simulate a tan abbreviation DHA

First Known Use of dihydroxyacetone

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Dihydroxyacetone.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dihydroxyacetone. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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dihydroxyacetone

noun
di·​hy·​droxy·​ac·​e·​tone | \ ˌdī-hī-ˌdräk-sē-ˈas-ə-ˌtōn How to pronounce dihydroxyacetone (audio) \

Medical Definition of dihydroxyacetone

: a glyceraldehyde isomer C3H6O3 that is used especially to stain the skin to simulate a tan

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