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erythorbic acid

[er-uh-thawr-bik, er-] /ˈɛr əˈθɔr bɪk, ˌɛr-/
noun, Chemistry
a crystalline compound, C 6 H 8 O 6 , soluble in water: used as an antioxidant for food and as a reducing agent in photography.
Origin of erythorbic acid
1960-65; eryth(r)- + (asc)orbic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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erythorbic-acid in Medicine

erythorbic acid er·y·thor·bic acid (ěr'ə-thôr'bĭk)
An optical isomer of ascorbic acid used as an antioxidant.

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