D-glyceraldehyde meaning

dē'glĭs'ə-răl'də-hīd'
The enantiomer of glyceraldehyde that is dextrorotatory and in which the OH group is on the right side of the asymmetric carbon atom in a Fischer projection formula.
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The right-handed enantiomer of glyceraldehyde. A Fischer projection formula of D-glyceraldehyde shows the OH group on the right side of the asymmetric carbon atom.
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