Definition of tetrose in English:

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tetrose

Pronunciation: /ˈtetrōs/ /-trōz/

noun

Chemistry
Any of a group of monosaccharide sugars whose molecules contain four carbon atoms.
Example sentences
  • Depending on number of carbons, monosaccharides are called trioses, tetroses, pentoses, and hexoses etc.
  • Chemically synthesized tetrose was produced by the Department of Organic Chemistry in Beijing Medical University.
  • Pentoses and tetroses are synthesized from 5-and 4-carbon backbone moieties formed by removing carbon from the 6-carbon arene moiety.

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Syllabification: tet·rose

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