galactonic acid

noun gal·ac·ton·ic acid \¦gaˌlak¦tänik-\

Definition of galactonic acid

  1. :  a crystalline acid HOCH2(CHOH)4COOH obtained by oxidation of galactose

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Origin and Etymology of galactonic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary galact- + -onic

First Known Use: 1885

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