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dihydroxyacetone

[ dī′hī-drŏk′sē-ăsĭ-tōn′ ]
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n.
An isomer of glyceraldehyde important in the metabolism of carbohydrates and used topically to darken the skin.
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How to use dihydroxyacetone in a sentence

  • The active ingredient in the spray tan is dihydroxyacetone (DHA), the same as in over-the-counter bronzers.

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  • The dihydroxyacetone then passes through the stages previously postulated (p. 106).

  • The same negative result attended the experiments of Piloty and Emmerling with pure dihydroxyacetone.

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