glycolic acid

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gly·col·ic ac·id

(glī-kol'ik as'id),
An intermediate in the interconversion of glycine and ethanolamine.
Synonym(s): hydroxyacetic acid

glycolic acid

(glī-kŏl′ĭk)
n.
A colorless crystalline compound, C2H4O3, that is found in sugar beets, sugarcane, and unripe grapes and is used in tanning, in metal polishing and electroplating, and in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, adhesives, and plasticizers.

gly·col·ic ac·id

(glī-kol'ik as'id)
An intermediate in the interconversion of glycine and ethanolamine.