glyoxylic acid

noun

gly·​ox·​yl·​ic acid ˌglī-(ˌ)äk-ˈsil-ik- How to pronounce glyoxylic acid (audio)
: a syrupy or crystalline aldehyde acid C2H2O3 or C2H4O4 that is an important intermediate compound in plant and animal metabolism and occurs especially in unripe fruit

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“Glyoxylic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/glyoxylic%20acid. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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