Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A colorless syrupy acid, C3H6O4, obtained from oxidation of glycerol.

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  • noun A colourless syrupy organic compound, CH2OH.CHOH.COOH, formed by the oxidation of glycerol or glyceraldehyde.

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  • noun a syrupy acid obtained by oxidation of glycerol or glyceraldehyde

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[glycer(in) + –ic.]

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