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Meaning of saccharic acid

sacchar'ic ac'id

Pronunciation: [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a white, needlelike, crystalline, water-soluble solid or syrup, CHO, usually made by the oxidation of cane sugar, glucose, or starch by nitric acid. Also called
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