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glyoxylic acid

[glahy-ok-sil-ik, glahy-] /ˈglaɪ ɒkˈsɪl ɪk, ˌglaɪ-/
noun
1.
a water-soluble crystalline compound, C 2 H 2 O 3 , that is an intermediate in photorespiration in plants.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; gly(col) + ox(alic) + -yl + -ic
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