talonic acid

noun

ta·​lon·​ic acid
təˈlänik-
: a crystalline acid HOCH2(CHOH)4COOH formed by oxidation of talose but more readily obtained by heating galactonic acid with pyridine

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary talon- (irregular from galactonic acid) + -ic; originally formed as German talonsäure

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“Talonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/talonic%20acid. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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