Mucic-acid meaning

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An organic acid, C6 H10 O8 , often derived from milk sugar.
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A colorless, crystalline acid, HOOC(CHOH)4COOH, formed by oxidizing lactose, gums, etc.
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(organic chemistry) A dicarboxylic acid, HOOC(CH2OH)4COOH, produced by the oxidation of the milk sugar galactose. A test for the presence of galactose and/or lactose.
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Origin of mucic-acid

  • From Swedish mjölk-socker-syra (milk-sugar-acid)

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