triose

[trahy-ohs]

noun

a monosaccharide that has three atoms of carbon.

Nearby words

  1. trioecious,
  2. trioeciously,
  3. triol,
  4. triolein,
  5. triolet,
  6. triosephosphate isomerase,
  7. trioxide,
  8. trip,
  9. trip line,
  10. trip out

Origin of triose

First recorded in 1890–95; tri- + -ose2

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British Dictionary definitions for triose

triose

noun

a simple monosaccharide produced by the oxidation of glycerol. Formula: CH 2 OHCHOHCHO
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Medicine definitions for triose

triose

[trīōs′]

n.

A monosaccharide that contains three carbon atoms.

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