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  • n. An organic compound, C6H12O7, formed by oxidizing the aldehyde functional group of glucose into a carboxylic acid; used as a food additive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. an organic acid, obtained as a colorless, sirupy liquid, by the oxidation of glucose; -- called also maltonic acid, and dextronic acid.


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