a colorless, syrupy liquid, C3H6O4, obtained by oxidizing glycerol.
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Origin of glyceric acid
First recorded in 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for glyceric acid
a viscous liquid carboxylic acid produced by the oxidation of glycerol; 2,3-dihydroxypropanoic acid. Formula: C 3 H 6 O 4
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Medicine definitions for glyceric acid
[ glĭ-sĕr′ĭk ]
A colorless syrupy acid obtained from oxidation of glycerol.
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