threonic acid

noun thre·on·ic acid \thrēˈänik-\

Definition of threonic acid

  1. :  a syrupy or crystalline trihydroxy acid HOCH2(CHOH)2COOH formed by oxidation of threose

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Origin and Etymology of threonic acid

threonic International Scientific Vocabulary thre- + -onic

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