glycolaldehyde

noun

gly·​col·​al·​de·​hyde ˌglī-(ˌ)kȯl-ˈal-də-ˌhīd, -(ˌ)kōl- How to pronounce glycolaldehyde (audio)
: a compound that exists in solution as the diose C2H4O2 but that exists in the anhydrous state only as the crystalline dimer C4H8O4

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“Glycolaldehyde.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/glycolaldehyde. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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