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[glis-uh-ral-duh-hahyd] /ˌglɪs əˈræl dəˌhaɪd/

noun, Biochemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C 3 H 6 O 3 , that is an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism and yields glycerol on reduction.

glyceraldehyde glyc·er·al·de·hyde (glĭs’ə-rāl’də-hīd’)
A sweet colorless crystalline solid that is an intermediate compound in carbohydrate metabolism.
A sweet colorless syrupy liquid that is an intermediate compound in carbohydrate metabolism. Chemical formula: C3H6O3.


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