erythorbic acid

noun

er·​y·​thor·​bic acid ˌer-ə-ˈthȯr-bik- How to pronounce erythorbic acid (audio)
: a diastereoisomer of ascorbic acid with optical activity

Word History

Etymology

erythr- + ascorbic acid

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of erythorbic acid was in 1963

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Cite this Entry

“Erythorbic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erythorbic%20acid. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

erythorbic acid

noun
er·​y·​thor·​bic acid ˌer-ə-ˈthȯr-bik- How to pronounce erythorbic acid (audio)
: a stereoisomer of vitamin C
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