Origin of aldose

First recorded in 1890–95; ald(ehyde) + -ose2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for aldose


  1. a sugar that contains the aldehyde group or is a hemiacetal

Word Origin for aldose

C20: from ald (ehyde) + -ose ²
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aldose in Medicine


[ăldōs′, -dōz′]
  1. Any of a class of monosaccharide sugars containing an aldehyde group.
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aldose in Science


[ăldōs′, -dōz′]
  1. Any of a class of simple sugars (monosaccharides) containing an aldehyde group (CHO). Galactose, glucose, and ribose are all aldoses. Compare ketose.
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