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glyoxylic acid

noun gly·ox·yl·ic acid \ ˌglī-(ˌ)äk-ˈsil-ik- \

medical Definition of glyoxylic acid

: 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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