thioglycolic acid

noun
thio·gly·col·ic acid
variants: also thioglycollic acid \-glī-ˌkäl-ik- \

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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