arabonic acid

ar·​a·​bon·​ic acid | \ ¦arə¦bänik- \

Definition of arabonic acid

: a crystalline acid HOCH2(CHOH)3COOH obtained by oxidation of arabinose, dextrose, or levulose and used in synthesizing riboflavin

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History and Etymology for arabonic acid

arab(inose) + -onic (after German Arabonsäure)

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“Arabonic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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