tetrose

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tetrose any monosaccharide sugar containing four atoms of carbon per molecule
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tetrose (Chem) A monosaccharide derived from a certain alcohol.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tetrose In organic chemistry, the class-name applied to those sugars which contain four atoms of carbon in the molecule.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Tetra-, + -ose,