galactonic acid

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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The first known use of galactonic acid was in 1885

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“Galactonic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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