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glycolaldehyde
medical dictionary

HOCH2CHO;the simplest (2-carbon) sugar; the aerobic deamination product of ethanolamine.

Synonyms: biose, diose.

Active glycoaldehyde, 2-(1,2-dihydroxyethyl)thiamin pyrophosphate;a derivative formed in carbohydrate metabolism.

(05 Mar 2000)