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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.
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless crystalline soluble hygroscopic compound found in sugar cane and sugar beet: used in tanning and in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, adhesives, and plasticizers; hydroxyacetic acid. Formula: CH2(OH)COOH
a crystalline acid, C2H4O3, abundant in cane sugar and grapes: used in textile processes.
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|Noun||1.||glycolic acid - a translucent crystalline compound found in sugar cane and sugar beets and unripe grapes|
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt