phosphoglyceraldehyde

noun

phos·​pho·​glyc·​er·​al·​de·​hyde ˌfäs-(ˌ)fō-ˌgli-sə-ˈral-də-ˌhīd How to pronounce phosphoglyceraldehyde (audio)
: a phosphate of glyceraldehyde C3H5O3(H2PO3) that is formed especially in anaerobic metabolism of carbohydrates by the splitting of a diphosphate of fructose

Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phosphoglyceraldehyde was in 1941

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“Phosphoglyceraldehyde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phosphoglyceraldehyde. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

phosphoglyceraldehyde

noun
phos·​pho·​glyc·​er·​al·​de·​hyde -ˌglis-ə-ˈral-də-ˌhīd How to pronounce phosphoglyceraldehyde (audio)
: a phosphate of glyceraldehyde C3H5O3(H2PO3) that is formed especially in anaerobic metabolism of carbohydrates by the splitting of a diphosphate of fructose
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