glyceric acid


noun

a colorless, syrupy liquid, C3H6O4, obtained by oxidizing glycerol.

Nearby words

  1. glycemia,
  2. glycemic,
  3. glycemic index,
  4. glyceraldehyde,
  5. glyceric,
  6. glyceric aciduria,
  7. glyceridase,
  8. glyceride,
  9. glycerin,
  10. glycerinate

Origin of glyceric acid

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for glyceric acid

glyceric acid

noun

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

glyceric acid

[glĭ-sĕrĭk]

n.

A colorless syrupy acid obtained from oxidation of glycerol.

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