glyceraldehyde

/glɪsəˈrældəhaɪd/ (say glisuh'ralduhhuyd)

noun
a crystalline aldose, C3H6O3, from which simple sugars are formally derived, having two enantiomers, dextrorotatory (D-glyceraldehyde) and laevorotatory (L-glyceraldehyde), which are the basis for classifying the chirality of all sugars and other molecules of similar structure, as alpha-amino acids.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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