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triose

[ trahy-ohs ]

noun

  1. a monosaccharide that has three atoms of carbon.


triose

/ ˈtraɪəʊz; -əʊs /

noun

  1. a simple monosaccharide produced by the oxidation of glycerol. Formula: CH 2 OHCHOHCHO


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Word History and Origins

Origin of triose1

First recorded in 1890–95; tri- + -ose 2

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