dihydroxyacetone

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dihydroxyacetone di·hy·drox·y·ac·e·tone (dī'hī-drŏk'sē-ās'ĭ-tōn')
n.
An isomer of glyceraldehyde important in the metabolism of carbohydrates and used topically to darken the skin.

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