Triose meaning

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One of a group of monosaccharides that contain three carbon atoms.
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A monosaccharide, C3H6O3, with three carbon atoms.
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One of a group of monosaccharides that contain three carbon atoms.
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(chemistry) A sugar or saccharide containing three carbon atoms. Trioses are the smallest monosaccharides. Dihydroxyacetone and L- / D-glyceraldehyde are the only trioses.
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Origin of triose

  • tri- +"Ž -ose.

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