arabonic acid

noun 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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Origin and Etymology of arabonic acid

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


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