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transaldolation

Pronunciation: trans-al'do-la'shun

Definition: A reaction involving the transfer of an aldol group (CH2OH–CO–CHOH–) from one compound to another; such reactions generally involve the sugar phosphates and occur in the phosphogluconate oxidation pathway of carbohydrate catabolism.

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