Definition of Glyceric acid

1. Noun. A syrupy acid obtained by oxidation of glycerol or glyceraldehyde.

Generic synonyms: Acid

Definition of Glyceric acid

1. Noun. A colourless syrupy organic compound, CH2OH.CHOH.COOH, formed by the oxidation of glycerol or glyceraldehyde. ¹

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Medical Definition of Glyceric acid

1. HOCH2-CHOH-COOH;the fatty acid analog of glycerol; occurs particularly in the form of phosphorylated derivatives, as an intermediate in glycolysis. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glyceric Acid

glyceraldehdye 3 phosphate
glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate ferredoxin oxidoreductase
glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate
glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase
glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate phosphatase
glyceraldehydephosphate dehydrogenase
glyceric acid (current term)
glyceric aldehyde
glycerin jelly
glycerin suppository
glycerinated gelatin
glycerinated tincture

Literary usage of Glyceric acid

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1. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1884)
"In. order to prepare glyceric acid a long cylinder is filled with equal parts of ... Boiling water converts this anhydride only slowly into glyceric acid, ..."

2. A Manual of Elementary Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1873)
"glyceric acid, wh»n concentrated, is a colorless non-crystallizing syrup which, when heated for some lime to 10">° C. (±J1° F ), gives off water and is ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1894)
"In the fermentation of glyceric acid the selective phenomena are extremely remarkable. Thus when I first isolated the Bacillus ..."

4. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"glyceric acid is isomeric with pyruvic acid : it is also homologous with ... glyceric acid treated with iodide of phosphorus yields ..."

5. Principles of Theoretical Chemistry: With Special Reference to the by Ira Remsen (1883)
"glyceric acid is obtained by partially oxidizing glycerin. As the acid contains the same number of carbon atoms as glycerin contains, it is assumed that the ..."

6. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1894)
"One of the simplest substances containing an asymmetric carbon atom is glyceric acid, which is obtained by the oxidation of glycerin :— CH2OH (CH2OH) CHOH ..."

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