gluconic acid

noun glu·con·ic acid \ (ˌ)glü-ˈkä-nik- \

Definition of gluconic acid

: a crystalline acid C6H12O7 obtained by oxidation of glucose

Origin and Etymology of gluconic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from glucose + -ic


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gluconic acid

noun glu·con·ic acid \ (ˌ)glü-ˌkän-ik- \

medical Definition of gluconic acid

: a crystalline acid C6H12O7 obtained by oxidation of glucose and used chiefly in cleaning metals and as the source of its salts some of which are used medicinally — see gluconate

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