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aldose

[al-dohs] /ˈæl doʊs/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a sugar containing the aldehyde group or its hemiacetal equivalent.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; ald(ehyde) + -ose2
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aldose

/ˈældəʊs; -dəʊz/
noun
1.
a sugar that contains the aldehyde group or is a hemiacetal
Word Origin
C20: from ald(ehyde) + -ose²
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aldose in Medicine

aldose al·dose (āl'dōs', -dōz')
n.
Any of a class of monosaccharide sugars containing an aldehyde group.

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aldose in Science
aldose
  (āl'dōs', -dōz')   
Any of a class of simple sugars (monosaccharides) containing an aldehyde group (CHO). Galactose, glucose, and ribose are all aldoses. Compare ketose.
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