galactonic acid


gal·​ac·​ton·​ic acid
: a crystalline acid HOCH2(CHOH)4COOH obtained by oxidation of galactose

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary galact- + -onic

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of galactonic acid was in 1885

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“Galactonic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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