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gluconic acid

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

Definition of gluconic acid

  1. :  a crystalline acid C6H12O7 obtained by oxidation of glucose



Origin of gluconic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from glucose + -ic


First Known Use: 1871


Medical Dictionary

gluconic acid

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

Medical Definition of gluconic acid

  1. :  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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