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adjective Chemistry.
  1. of or derived from mucic acid.
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Origin of mucic

First recorded in 1800–10; muc- + -ic
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Examples from the Web for mucic

Historical Examples

  • If heated with strong nitric acid it gives oxalic, and not mucic acid.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3


  • Moderately strong nitric acid changes it into mucic, saccharic, tartaric and oxalic acids.

  • When boiled with nitric acid, it is oxidized to mucic, saccharic, and oxalic acids.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher