glyceraldehyde

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glyceraldehyde

[‚glis·ə′ral·də‚hīd]
(biochemistry)
CH2OHCOHCHO A colorless solid, isomeric with dehydroxyacetone; soluble in water and insoluble in organic solvents; an important intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism; used as a chemical intermediate in biochemical research and nutrition.
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