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di·ose 'dī-.ōs, -.ōz n a monosaccharide (as glycolaldehyde) that contains two carbon atoms

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di·ose (diґōs) any monosaccharide containing two carbon atoms; the only member of the class is glycoaldehyde (q.v.).

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