Share this entry

Share this page

triose

Line breaks: tri|ose
Pronunciation: /ˈtrʌɪəʊz
 
, -s/

Definition of triose in English:

noun

Chemistry
Any of a group of monosaccharide sugars whose molecules contain three carbon atoms.
Example sentences
  • Since the pools of glycolysis intermediates are very low in plant cells in the absence of oxygen, it seems unlikely that MeG synthesis started at the level of hexoses (or trioses) phosphate.
  • In nature, the function is performed by the enzyme triose phosphate isomerase.
  • Carbon fixed during the day can be exported from the chloroplasts into the cytosol in the form of triose phosphates via the triose phosphate/phosphate translocator.

Definition of triose in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure