from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A monosaccharide containing no more than four carbon atoms in its primary chain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sugar or saccharide containing four carbon atoms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A monosaccharide derived from a certain alcohol.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In organic chemistry, the class-name applied to those sugars which contain four atoms of carbon in the molecule.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any monosaccharide sugar containing four atoms of carbon per molecule


tetra- (“four”) + -ose (“sugar”) (Wiktionary)


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