dihydroxyacetone

[ dī′hī-drŏk′sē-ăsĭ-tōn′ ]

n.

An isomer of glyceraldehyde important in the metabolism of carbohydrates and used topically to darken the skin.

Nearby words

  1. dihydropteroic acid,
  2. dihydrostreptomycin,
  3. dihydrotachysterol,
  4. dihydrotestosterone,
  5. dihydroxy,
  6. dihydroxyphenylalanine,
  7. diiodide,
  8. diiodomethane,
  9. diisobutyl phthalate,
  10. dijon


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