from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of a group of monosaccharides that contain three carbon atoms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sugar or saccharide containing three carbon atoms. Trioses are the smallest monosaccharides. Dihydroxyacetone and L- / D-glyceraldehyde are the only trioses.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sugar derived from a trihydric alcohol.
- n. A trisaccharide.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A classname applied, in organic chemistry, to carbohydrates containing three atoms of oxygen in their molecules, such as glycerose (OCH.CH(OH)CH2OH).
- n. A combining-form to indicate the combination into one molecule of three carbohydrate radicals, as in raffinose (melitriose), which is a saccharotriose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any monosaccharide sugar containing three atoms of carbon per molecule
tri- + -ose. (Wiktionary)