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Pronunciation: gli'kal

Definition: An unsaturated sugar derivative in which the adjacent hydroxyl groups are removed, one of which is that on the carbon-1 of the aldose (or carbon-2 of the ketose), yielding a CH=CH between these two positions.

Synonym(s): glucal

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