Definition of Dihydroxyacetone

1. Noun. (organic compound) The compound CO(CH2OH)2 that has a number of industrial uses ¹



2. Noun. (carbohydrates) The only ketotriose ¹

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Medical Definition of Dihydroxyacetone

1. 1,3-dihydroxy-2-propanone. A ketotriose compound. Its addition to blood preservation solutions results in better maintenance of 2,3-diphosphoglycerate levels during storage. It is readily phosphorylated to dihydroxyacetone phosphate by triokinase in erythrocytes. In combination with naphthoquinones it acts as a sunscreening agent. Chemical name: 2-Propanone, 1,3-dihydroxy- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dihydroxyacetone

dihydrostreptomycin-6-phosphate 3' alpha-kinase
dihydrostreptomycin sulfate
dihydrostreptose
dihydrotachysterol
dihydrotestosterone
dihydrothiophene
dihydrothiophenes
dihydrouracil
dihydrouracil dehydrogenase
dihydrouracil oxidase
dihydrouridine
dihydroxide
dihydroxo
dihydroxy
dihydroxy-
dihydroxyacetone (current term)
dihydroxyacetone phosphate
dihydroxyacetones
dihydroxyacridine
dihydroxyaluminum aminoacetate
dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate
dihydroxyanthraquinone
dihydroxyanthraquinones
dihydroxybenzene
dihydroxybenzoate
dihydroxybenzoates
dihydroxybenzoic acid
dihydroxycholecalciferols
dihydroxydihydrobenzopyrenes
dihydroxyl

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