threose

noun

thre·​ose ˈthrē-ˌōs How to pronounce threose (audio)
: a syrupy synthetic sugar C4H8O4 that is the epimer of erythrose and that occurs as two optical isomers

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“Threose.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/threose. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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