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mucic acid

noun, Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C 6 H 1 0 O 8 , obtained by the oxidation of certain gums, milk sugar, or galactose, and used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Also called saccharolactic acid.
Origin of mucic acid
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for mucic-acid

mucic acid

a colourless crystalline solid carboxylic acid found in milk sugar and used in the manufacture of pyrrole. Formula: C4H4(OH)4(COOH)2
Word Origin
C19: mucic, from French mucique; see mucus, -ic
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