- any of three stereoisomeric acids having the formula C8H8O3, especially dl-mandelic acid, a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid obtainable from amygdalin: used chiefly in medicine as an antiseptic.
Origin of mandelic acid
Also called amygdalic acid.
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- An acid that has both antibacterial and bacteriostatic properties, used in treating urinary tract infections.
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