Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A white amorphous powder, C4H4O, obtained by heating and dehydrating glycolic acid.

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  • noun organic chemistry A lactone formed from two molecules of glycolic acid; any derivative of this compound

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Examples

  • Zhou WZ, Prabha S, Sahoo SK, Labhasetwar V (2002) Rapid endo-lysosomal escape of poly (DL-lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles: implications for drug and gene delivery.

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