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mandelic acid

[ man-del-ik, -dee-lik ]
/ mænˈdɛl ɪk, -ˈdi lɪk /
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noun Chemistry.
any of three stereoisomeric acids having the formula C8H8O3, especially dl-mandelic acid, a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid obtainable from amygdalin: used chiefly in medicine as an antiseptic.
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Also called amygdalic acid.

Origin of mandelic acid

1835–45; <German Mandelalmond + -ic
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Medical definitions for mandelic acid

mandelic acid
[ măn-dĕlĭk ]

n.
An acid that has both antibacterial and bacteriostatic properties, used in treating urinary tract infections.
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