tetrose


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tet·rose

(tet'rōs),
A monosaccharide containing only four carbon atoms in the main chain; for example, erythrose, threose, erythrulose.

tetrose

(tĕt′rōs′)
n.
A monosaccharide containing no more than four carbon atoms in its primary chain.

tet·rose

(tet'rōs)
A monosaccharide containing only four carbon atoms in the main chain.

tetrose

a MONOSACCHARIDE containing four carbon atoms, with the general formula (CH2O)4, for example erythrose, an aldotetrose.