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glyoxylic acid

[glahy-ok-sil-ik, glahy-]
noun
  1. a water-soluble crystalline compound, C2H2O3, that is an intermediate in photorespiration in plants.
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Origin of glyoxylic acid

First recorded in 1855–60; gly(col) + ox(alic) + -yl + -ic
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