from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a class of monosaccharide sugars containing an aldehyde group.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of a class of monosaccharides having an aldehyde or hemiacetal functional group.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to any monosaccharide which is an aldehyde to distinguish it from a ketose, which contams a ketone-group.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a monosaccharide sugar that contains the aldehyde group or is hemiacetal
ald(ehyde) + -ose1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)