gluconic acid

gluconic acid

[gloo-kon-ik]
noun
a colorless, water-soluble acid, C 6 H 12 O 7 , obtained by the oxidation of glucose, used commercially in a 50-percent solution for cleaning metals.


Origin:
1870–75; translation of German Glukonsäure; see gluc-, -onic

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gluconic acid glu·con·ic acid (glōō-kŏn'ĭk)
n.
An acid formed from the oxidation of glucose and other sugars.

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