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Triole vs. Triose

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Triolenoun

(music) A triplet.

Triosenoun

(carbohydrate) A sugar or saccharide containing three carbon atoms. Trioses are the smallest monosaccharides. Dihydroxyacetone and L-/D-glyceraldehyde are the only trioses.

Triolenoun

Same as Triplet.

Triosenoun

A sugar derived from a trihydric alcohol

Triosenoun

any monosaccharide sugar containing three atoms of carbon per molecule

Triose

A triose is a monosaccharide, or simple sugar, containing three carbon atoms. There are only three possible trioses (including dihydroxyacetone): L-glyceraldehyde and D-glyceraldehyde, the two enantiomers of glyceraldehyde, which are aldotrioses because the carbonyl group is at the end of the chain, and dihydroxyacetone, the only ketotriose, which is symmetrical and therefore has no enantiomers.Trioses are important in cellular respiration.

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