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

/gly·col·ic acid/ (gli-kol´ik) an intermediate in the conversion of serine to glycine; it is accumulated and excreted in primary hyperoxaluria (type I).

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.

glycolic acid

the primary toxic metabolic product of ethylene glycol.
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