a white, needlelike, crystalline, water-soluble solid or syrup, C6H10O8, usually made by the oxidation of cane sugar, glucose, or starch by nitric acid.
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Origin of saccharic acid
First recorded in 1790–1800
Also called glucaric acid.
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British Dictionary definitions for saccharic acid
/ (sæˈkærɪk) /
a white soluble solid dicarboxylic acid obtained by the oxidation of cane sugar or starch; 2,3,4,5-tetrahydroxy-hexanedioic acid. Formula: COOH(CHOH) 4 COOH
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Medicine definitions for saccharic acid
[ sə-kăr′ĭk ]
A white crystalline acid that is formed by the oxidation of glucose, sucrose, or starch.
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