glyceraldehyde

[ glis-uh-ral-duh-hahyd ]
/ ˌglɪs əˈræl dəˌhaɪd /

noun Biochemistry.

a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C3H6O3, that is an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism and yields glycerol on reduction.

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Also called gly·cer·ic al·de·hyde [gli-ser-ik al-duh-hahyd, glis-er-ik] /glɪˈsɛr ɪk ˈæl dəˌhaɪd, ˈglɪs ər ɪk/ .

Origin of glyceraldehyde

First recorded in 1880–85; glycer(in) + aldehyde
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Medical definitions for glyceraldehyde

glyceraldehyde
[ glĭs′ə-răldə-hīd′ ]

n.

A sweet colorless crystalline solid that is an intermediate compound in carbohydrate metabolism.
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Scientific definitions for glyceraldehyde

glyceraldehyde
[ glĭs′ə-răldə-hīd′ ]

A sweet colorless syrupy liquid that is an intermediate compound in carbohydrate metabolism. Chemical formula: C3H6O3.
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