aldose

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al·dose

 (ăl′dōs′, -dōz′)
n.
Any of a class of monosaccharide sugars containing an aldehyde group.

aldose

(ˈældəʊs; -dəʊz)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a sugar that contains the aldehyde group or is a hemiacetal
[C20: from ald(ehyde) + -ose2]

al•dose

(ˈæl doʊs)

n.
a sugar containing the aldehyde group or its equivalent.
[1890–95; ald (ehyde) + -ose2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aldose - a monosaccharide sugar that contains the aldehyde group or is hemiacetal
aldohexose - a monosaccharide sugar having six carbon atoms and an aldehyde group
monosaccharide, monosaccharose, simple sugar - a sugar (like sucrose or fructose) that does not hydrolyse to give other sugars; the simplest group of carbohydrates
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