Definition of Gluconic acid

1. Noun. (carbohydrates) An organic compound, C6H12O7, formed by oxidizing the aldehyde functional group of glucose into a carboxylic acid; used as a food additive. ¹



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Medical Definition of Gluconic acid

1. An acid with the chemical formula C6H12O7. at room temperature, it is a colourless crystal, it melts at 131 degrees Celsius. It can be made by the oxidation of glucose. It will dissolve in water and alcohols. It is used in pharmaceuticals and some food products, as a cleanser, and as a catalyst in textile printing. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gluconic Acid

glucolysis
glucomannan
glucomannans
glucometer
glucometers
gluconate
gluconate 5-dehydrogenase
gluconate permease
gluconates
gluconeogeneis
gluconeogeneses
gluconeogenesis
gluconeogenetic
gluconeogenic
gluconic
gluconic acid (current term)
gluconokinase
gluconolactonase
gluconolactone
glucooligosaccharide
glucooligosaccharide oxidase
glucopenia
glucoplastic
glucoprotein
glucopyranose
glucopyranoses
glucopyranoside
glucopyranosides
glucopyranosyl
glucosamide

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