Glycolic-acid meaning

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A colorless crystalline compound, C2 H4 O3 , that is found in sugar beets, sugar cane, and unripe grapes and is used in tanning, in metal polishing and electroplating, and in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, adhesives, and plasticizers.
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A crystalline acid, CH2OHCOOH, found in sugar cane or prepared by the oxidation of glycol.
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A colorless crystalline compound, C2 H4 O3 , that is found in sugar beets, sugarcane, and unripe grapes and is used in tanning, in metal polishing and electroplating, and in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, adhesives, and plasticizers.
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A colorless crystalline compound that occurs naturally in sugar beets and sugarcane. It is used in leather dyeing and tanning, and in making pharmaceuticals, pesticides, adhesives, and plasticizers. Chemical formula: C2H4O3.
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(chemistry) The simplest alpha-hydroxy acid, hydroxy-acetic acid, found in sugar cane and unripe grapes; used in cosmetics etc.
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