-on·​ic | \ ¦änik, -nēk \

Definition of -onic

: containing carboxyl especially when formed by oxidizing the aldehyde group of an aldose sugar aldonic acid hexonic acid lactonic

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International Scientific Vocabulary, from -onic (in gluconic acid)

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“-onic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-onic. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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