- a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C3H6O3, that is an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism and yields glycerol on reduction.
Origin of glyceraldehyde
Also called glyceric aldehyde.
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- A sweet colorless crystalline solid that is an intermediate compound in carbohydrate metabolism.
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- A sweet colorless syrupy liquid that is an intermediate compound in carbohydrate metabolism. Chemical formula: C3H6O3.
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