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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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a white dicarboxylic acid formed from oxidation of sugar or starch


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