erythorbic acid

[ er-uh-thawr-bik, er- ]

  1. a crystalline compound, C6H8O6, soluble in water: used as an antioxidant for food and as a reducing agent in photography.

Origin of erythorbic acid

First recorded in 1960–65; eryth(r)- + (asc)orbic acid

Words Nearby erythorbic acid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023