Definitions for mucic acidˈmyu sɪk
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mu′cic ac′idˈmyu sɪk(n.)
a white, crystalline powder, C6H10O8, obtained by the oxidation of lactose and used in organic synthesis.
Origin of mucic acid:
1830–40; < F mucique; see mucus , -ic
a solid acid (C6H10O8) found in milk or sugar
A dicarboxylic acid, HOOC(CHOH)COOH, produced by the oxidation of the milk sugar galactose. A test for the presence of galactose and/or lactose.
Origin: From mjölk-socker-syra (milk-sugar-acid)