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aldose

 [al´dōs]
one of the two main types of monosaccharide sugars; those that contain an aldehyde group (-CHO), such as glucose, galactose, or mannose.
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al·dose

(al'dōs),
A monosaccharide potentially containing the characteristic group of the aldehydes, -CHO; a polyhydroxyaldehyde.
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aldose

A monosaccharide that contains a single aldehyde.
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al·dose

(al'dōs)
A monosaccharide potentially containing the characteristic group of the aldehydes, -CHO; a polyhydroxyaldehyde.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

aldose

a sugar having an aldehyde group attached to the first carbon atom, e.g. D-glyceraldehyde.
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