galactonic acid

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

Definition of galactonic acid

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

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First Known Use of galactonic acid

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for galactonic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary galact- + -onic

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“Galactonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galactonic%20acid. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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