gluconic acid definition

  • noun:
    • a natural mixture, C6H12O7, formed by oxidizing the aldehyde practical band of glucose into a carboxylic acid; utilized as a food additive.
  • adjective:
    • an organic acid, obtained as a colorless, sirupy liquid, by the oxidation of sugar; -- labeled as in addition maltonic acid, and dextronic acid.

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