glycollic acid
noun see glycolic acid

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • glycollic acid — noun a translucent crystalline compound found in sugar cane and sugar beets and unripe grapes • Syn: ↑glycolic acid, ↑hydroxyacetic acid • Hypernyms: ↑acid * * * noun see glycolic acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • glycollic acid — chemical compound used in dyeing fabrics …   English contemporary dictionary

  • glycolic acid — An intermediate in the interconversion of glycine and ethanolamine. SYN: hydroxyacetic acid. * * * glycolic acid also glycollic acid n an alpha hydroxy acid C2H4O3 that is oxidized to glyoxylic acid in photosynthesis, is used as an agent to… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • glycolic acid — noun a translucent crystalline compound found in sugar cane and sugar beets and unripe grapes • Syn: ↑glycollic acid, ↑hydroxyacetic acid • Hypernyms: ↑acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • glycolic acid — or glycollic acid noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary glycol + 1 ic Date: 1852 an alpha hydroxy acid C2H4O3 found especially in unripe grapes and sugar beets and used especially in textile and leather processing and in skin care… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glycolic acid — a colorless, crystalline, water soluble powder, C2H4O3, that is a major substrate for photorespiration in plants: used chiefly for textile printing and dyeing and in pesticides. Also, glycollic acid. Also called hydroxyacetic acid. [1850 55] * *… …   Universalium

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