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Meaning of glyoxylic acid

gly'ox•yl'ic ac'id

Pronunciation: (glī'ok-sil'ik, glī"-), [key]
  1. a water-soluble crystalline compound, CHO, that is an intermediate in photorespiration in plants.
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