Meaning of glyceraldehyde

glyc•er•al•de•hyde

Pronunciation: (glis"u-ral'du-hīd"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, CHO, that is an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism and yields glycerol on reduction. Also called
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