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glyceraldehyde

Pronunciation: glis'er-al'de-hid

Definition: A triose and the simplest optically active aldose; the dextrorotatory isomer is taken as the structural reference point for all d compounds, the levorotatory isomer for all l compounds.

Synonym(s): 2,3-dihydroxypropranal, glyceric aldehyde

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