a sugar containing the group or its hemiacetal equivalent.
a sugar that contains the aldehyde group or is a hemiacetal

aldose al·dose (āl’dōs’, -dōz’)
Any of a class of monosaccharide sugars containing an aldehyde group.
(āl’dōs’, -dōz’)
Any of a class of simple sugars (monosaccharides) containing an aldehyde group (CHO). Galactose, glucose, and ribose are all aldoses. Compare ketose.

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