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- adj. Of or pertaining to mandelic acid
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to an acid first obtained from benzoic aldehyde (oil of better almonds), as a white crystalline substance; -- called also phenyl glycolic acid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting an acid, a colorless compound, C6H5CH(OH)COOH, prepared by the hydrolysis of bitter-almond oil or by the action of hydrochloric acid on a mixture of benzaldehyde and hydrocyanic acid. It forms large rhombic crystals, melts at 118° C., and may be resolved into its optical isomers. Also called phenylglycolic acid or paramandelic acid.
From German Mandel ("almond") (Wiktionary)