thioglycolic acid

noun
thio·​gly·​col·​ic acid
variants: also thioglycollic acid \ -​glī-​ˌkäl-​ik-​ How to pronounce thioglycollic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of thioglycolic acid

: an ill-smelling liquid mercapto acid C2H4O2S that is used as a reagent for ferric iron and especially in the form of its calcium salt as a depilatory

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“Thioglycolic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thioglycolic%20acid. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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