threonic acid


thre·​on·​ic acid
: a syrupy or crystalline trihydroxy acid HOCH2(CHOH)2COOH formed by oxidation of threose

Word History


threonic International Scientific Vocabulary thre- + -onic

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“Threonic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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