ketoaldonic acid

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Noun[edit]

ketoaldonic acid (plural ketoaldonic acids)

  1. (biochemistry) any monosaccharide, having both a keto group and a carboxylic acid group, that is in equilibrium with a hemiacetal structure

Usage notes[edit]

  • Specific compounds are named from the base monosaccharide plus "ulosonic acid"