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a colorless, syrupy liquid, C 3 H 6 O 4 , obtained by oxidizing glycerol.
a viscous liquid carboxylic acid produced by the oxidation of glycerol; 2,3-dihydroxypropanoic acid. Formula: C3H6O4

glyceric acid gly·cer·ic acid (glĭ-sěr’ĭk)
A colorless syrupy acid obtained from oxidation of glycerol.


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