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any of several dihydroxy carbonyl compounds containing three carbon atoms; the simplest monosaccharides. Among the trioses are D- and L-glyceraldehyde and dihydroxyacetone.
In green plants, trioses are formed by the fixation of carbon dioxide in the process of photosynthesis. Trioses and trióse phosphates are important metabolic intermediates. (See also.) [26–646–1 ]