erythorbic acid

noun
er·​y·​thor·​bic acid | \ ˌer-ə-ˈthȯr-bik- How to pronounce erythorbic acid (audio) \

Definition of erythorbic acid

: a diastereoisomer of ascorbic acid with optical activity

First Known Use of erythorbic acid

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for erythorbic acid

erythr- + ascorbic acid

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“Erythorbic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erythorbic%20acid. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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erythorbic acid

noun
er·​y·​thor·​bic acid | \ ˌer-ə-ˈthȯr-bik- How to pronounce erythorbic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of erythorbic acid

: a stereoisomer of vitamin C

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