Aldotriose

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Definition

noun, plural: aldotrioses

A triose containing an aldehyde group, and in which the carbonyl group is at the end of the chain


Supplement

An example of a natural aldotriose is glyceraldehyde (L-glyceraldehyde and D-glyceraldehyde), an important biochemical compound involved in different metabolic pathways, such as glycolysis. See glyceraldehyde phosphate.


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