xylonic acid

noun xy·lon·ic acid \(ˈ)zī¦länik-\

Definition of xylonic acid

  1. :  an acid C4H5(OH)4COOH obtained as a syrup by oxidizing xylose

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Origin and Etymology of xylonic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary xyl- + -onic

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a brief usually trivial fact

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