glyoxylic acid

[glahy-ok-sil-ik, glahy-]
a water-soluble crystalline compound, C 2 H 2 O 3 , that is an intermediate in photorespiration in plants.

1855–60; gly(col) + ox(alic) + -yl + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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