mucic acid

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

mucic acid (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) A dicarboxylic acid, also known as galactaric acid, HOOC-(CHOH)4-COOH, produced by the oxidation of the milk sugar galactose. A test for the presence of galactose and/or lactose.

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