gluconic acid

noun
glu·​con·​ic acid | \ (ˌ)glü-ˈkä-nik- How to pronounce gluconic acid (audio) \

Definition of gluconic acid

: a crystalline acid C6H12O7 obtained by oxidation of glucose

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Recent Examples on the Web Instead of gluconolactone, for example, the ingredient may be listed as gluconic acid, zinc gluconate, or copper gluconate. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Meet PHAs, the Chemical Exfoliants Your Sensitive Skin Might Just Love," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of gluconic acid

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gluconic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from glucose + -ic

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“Gluconic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gluconic%20acid. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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gluconic acid

noun
glu·​con·​ic acid | \ (ˌ)glü-ˌkän-ik- How to pronounce gluconic acid (audio) \

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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