HOCH2–CO–CH2OH; 1,3-dihydroxy-2-propanone; glycerone; the simplest ketose. SYN: glycerulose.
- d. phosphate (DHAP) one of the intermediates in the glycolytic pathway and in fat biosynthesis; glycerone phosphate.
- d. phosphate acyltransferase an enzyme that catalyzes an important step in plasmalogen biosynthesis; an acyl group from acyl-CoA is transferred to d. phosphate producing free coenzyme A and 1-acyldihydroxyacetone phosphate.

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di·hy·droxy·ac·e·tone .dī-hī-.dräk-sē-'as-ə-.tōn n a glyceraldehyde isomer C3H6O3 that is used esp. to stain the skin to simulate a tan

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di·hy·droxy·ac·e·tone (di″hi-drok″se-as″ə-tōn) [USP] the simplest ketose, a triose; it is an isomer of glyceraldehyde and is formally called glycerone. When applied to the skin it produces a brown pigmentation and is used to darken depigmented areas in vitiligo.

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