from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A monosaccharide containing no more than four carbon atoms in its primary chain.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In organic chemistry, the class-name applied to those sugars which contain four atoms of carbon in the molecule.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A monosaccharide derived from a certain alcohol.
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- noun biochemistry A
sugaror saccharidecontaining four carbon atoms.
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- noun any monosaccharide sugar containing four atoms of carbon per molecule
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tetra- (“four”) + -ose (“sugar”)
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