Medical Dictionary

thioglycolic acid

noun thio·gly·col·ic acid
variants: also

thioglycollic acid

\-glī-ˌkäl-ik-\play

Medical Definition of thioglycolic acid

  1. :  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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