Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

glyceric acid

play
noun gly·cer·ic acid \gli-ˈser-ik-\

Definition of glyceric acid

  1. :  a syrupy acid C3H6O4 obtainable by oxidation of glycerol or glyceraldehyde



Origin and Etymology of glyceric acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, from glycerin


First Known Use: 1838


Medical Dictionary

glyceric acid

play
noun gly·cer·ic acid \glis-ˌer-ik-\

Medical Definition of glyceric acid

  1. :  a syrupy acid C3H6O4 obtainable by oxidation of glycerol or glyceraldehyde




Learn More about glyceric acid

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of glyceric acid


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up glyceric acid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to criticize in a loud and angry way

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

melancholy frenetic philistine lazy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ