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.

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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