glyceraldehyde

noun
glyc·​er·​al·​de·​hyde | \ ˌgli-sə-ˈral-də-ˌhīd How to pronounce glyceraldehyde (audio) \

Definition of glyceraldehyde

: a sweet crystalline compound C3H6O3 that is formed as an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism by the breakdown of sugars and that yields glycerol on reduction

First Known Use of glyceraldehyde

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glyceraldehyde

glyceric acid + aldehyde

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

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glyceraldehyde

noun
glyc·​er·​al·​de·​hyde | \ ˌglis-ə-ˈral-də-ˌhīd How to pronounce glyceraldehyde (audio) \

Medical Definition of glyceraldehyde

: a sweet crystalline compound C3H6O3 that is formed as an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism by the breakdown of sugars and that yields glycerol on reduction

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