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mucic acid

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noun Chemistry.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C6H10O8, obtained by the oxidation of certain gums, milk sugar, or galactose, and used chiefly in organic synthesis.
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Origin of mucic acid

First recorded in 1830–40
Also called saccharolactic acid.
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mucic acid

noun
  1. a colourless crystalline solid carboxylic acid found in milk sugar and used in the manufacture of pyrrole. Formula: C 4 H 4 (OH) 4 (COOH) 2
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Word Origin

C19: mucic, from French mucique; see mucus, -ic
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