glyceric acid

noun

gly·​cer·​ic acid gli-ˈser-ik- How to pronounce glyceric acid (audio)
: a syrupy acid C3H6O4 obtainable by oxidation of glycerol or glyceraldehyde

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, from glycerin

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glyceric acid was in 1838

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Cite this Entry

“Glyceric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glyceric%20acid. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

glyceric acid

noun
gly·​cer·​ic acid glis-ˌer-ik- How to pronounce glyceric acid (audio)
: a syrupy acid C3H6O4 obtainable by oxidation of glycerol or glyceraldehyde
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