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[man-del-ik, -dee-lik] /mænˈdɛl ɪk, -ˈdi lɪk/

noun, Chemistry.
any of three stereoisomeric acids having the formula C 8 H 8 O 3 , especially dl-mandelic acid, a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid obtainable from amygdalin: used chiefly in medicine as an antiseptic.

mandelic acid man·del·ic acid (mān-děl’ĭk)
An acid that has both antibacterial and bacteriostatic properties, used in treating urinary tract infections.


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