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gluconic acid

noun glu·con·ic acid \(ˌ)glü-ˈkä-nik-\

Definition of GLUCONIC ACID

:  a crystalline acid C6H12O7 obtained by oxidation of glucose

Origin of GLUCONIC ACID

International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from glucose + -ic
First Known Use: 1871

gluconic acid

noun glu·con·ic acid \(ˌ)glü-ˌkän-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GLUCONIC ACID

:  a crystalline acid C6H12O7 obtained by oxidation of glucose and used chiefly in cleaning metals and as the source of its salts some of which are used medicinally—see gluconate

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