erythorbic acid

[ er-uh-thawr-bik, er- ]
/ ˈɛr əˈθɔr bɪk, ˌɛr- /

noun Chemistry.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medical definitions for erythorbic acid

erythorbic acid
[ ĕr′ə-thôrbĭk ]


An optical isomer of ascorbic acid used as an antioxidant.
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