gluconic acid

[ gloo-kon-ik ]
/ gluˈkɒn ɪk /


a colorless, water-soluble acid, C6H12O7, obtained by the oxidation of glucose, used commercially in a 50-percent solution for cleaning metals.

Nearby words

  1. glucogenesis,
  2. glucokinase,
  3. glucokinetic,
  4. glucolipid,
  5. gluconeogenesis,
  6. glucophore,
  7. glucoprotein,
  8. glucopyranose,
  9. glucosamine,
  10. glucosamine sulphate

Origin of gluconic acid

1870–75; translation of German Glukonsäure; see gluc-, -onic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for gluconic acid

gluconic acid

[ glōō-kŏnĭk ]


An acid formed from the oxidation of glucose and other sugars.

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