Definition of Tetrose

1. Noun. Any monosaccharide sugar containing four atoms of carbon per molecule.




Definition of Tetrose

1. n. A monosaccharide derived from a certain alcohol.

Definition of Tetrose

1. Noun. (carbohydrates) A sugar or saccharide containing four carbon atoms. ¹

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Medical Definition of Tetrose

1. General term for a monosaccharide with 4 carbon atoms. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tetrose

tetrodonts
tetrodotoxin
tetrodotoxins
tetrofosmin
tetrol
tetrolate
tetrolic
tetrolic acid
tetrols
tetromino
tetrominoes
tetronal
tetronals
tetrone
tetrones
tetrose (current term)
tetroses
tetrotus
tetroxid
tetroxide
tetroxides
tetroxids
tetryl
tetrylene
tetrylenes
tetryls
tetrytol
tets
tetter
tettered

Literary usage of Tetrose

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1. A Text Book of Organic Chemistry by William Albert Noyes (1903)
"Ges. 3, 63) has, however, much in its favor. tetrose, CH2OH I CHOH I CHOH may, perhaps, be considered as the simplest sugar, ..."

2. A Handbook of Sugar Analysis: A Practical and Descriptive Treatise for Use by Charles Albert Browne (1912)
"Reactions for tetrose and Triose Groups. ... + CH20 tetrose Lactic acid Formaldehyde Tollens and Ellett suggest that the above may be a general reaction for ..."

3. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1902)
"This was first effected in case of tartaric acid, a normal oxidation-product of tetrose, in the manner described above; the degradation here extends over ..."

4. Studies in Plant and Organic Chemistry: And Literary Papers by Helen Cecilia De Silver Abbott Michael (1907)
"The chemical sugar next higher in the scale is the tetrose sugar, ... The synthetical tetrose probably arises by a kind of aldol condensation. ..."

5. Studies in Plant and Organic Chemistry: And Literary Papers by Helen Cecilia De Silver Abbott Michael (1907)
"This compound is a syrup, and reduces Fehling's solution, and actively ferments with yeast. The chemical sugar next higher in the scale is the tetrose sugar ..."

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