from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A white crystalline acid, COOH(CHOH)4COOH, formed by the oxidation of glucose, sucrose, or starch.
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- n. The aldaric acid derived from glucose
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- n. a white dicarboxylic acid formed from oxidation of sugar or starch
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