saccharic acid

noun Chemistry.

a white, needlelike, crystalline, water-soluble solid or syrup, C6H10O8, usually made by the oxidation of cane sugar, glucose, or starch by nitric acid.

Nearby words

  1. saccate,
  2. sacchar-,
  3. saccharase,
  4. saccharate,
  5. saccharic,
  6. saccharide,
  7. sacchariferous,
  8. saccharify,
  9. saccharimeter,
  10. saccharimetry

Origin of saccharic acid

First recorded in 1790–1800

Also called glucaric acid. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for saccharic acid

saccharic acid


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

saccharic acid



A white crystalline acid that is formed by the oxidation of glucose, sucrose, or starch.

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