saccharinic acid

noun

sac·​cha·​rin·​ic acid
¦sakə¦rinik-
: any of several polyhydroxy acids formed from sugars by alkaline treatment as though by internal oxidation and reduction so that one carbon no longer holds an oxygen and in many instances with branching of the carbon skeleton

Word History

Etymology

saccharinic International Scientific Vocabulary saccharin + -ic

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“Saccharinic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saccharinic%20acid. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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