hydroxyacetic acid
Glycolic Gly*col"ic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, glycol; as, glycolic ether; glycolic acid. [1913 Webster]

{Glycolic acid} (Chem.), an organic acid, found naturally in unripe grapes and in the leaves of the wild grape ({Ampelopsis quinquefolia}), and produced artificially in many ways, as by the oxidation of glycol, -- whence its name. It is a sirupy, or white crystalline, substance, {HO.CH2.CO2H}, has the properties both of an alcohol and an acid, and is a type of the hydroxy acids; -- called also {hydroxyacetic acid}. [1913 Webster]


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  • hydroxyacetic acid — noun a translucent crystalline compound found in sugar cane and sugar beets and unripe grapes • Syn: ↑glycolic acid, ↑glycollic acid • Hypernyms: ↑acid * * * (|)hī|dräksē+... noun : glycolic acid * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • hydroxyacetic acid — SYN: glycolic acid. * * * hy·droxy·ace·tic acid hī .dräk sē ə .sēt ik n GLYCOLIC ACID …   Medical dictionary

  • hydroxyacetic acid — /huy drok see euh see tik, euh set ik, drok /. See glycolic acid. [HYDROXY + ACETIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydroxyacetic acid — noun Glycolic acid …   Wiktionary

  • glycolic acid — Hydroxyacetic acid; found in young plants and green fruits. Glycolate is formed from ribulose 1,5 bisphosphate in a seemingly wasteful side reaction of photosynthesis, known as photorespiration …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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