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Related to mucic acid: galactaric acid
An organic acid, C6H10O8, often derived from milk sugar.
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless crystalline solid carboxylic acid found in milk sugar and used in the manufacture of pyrrole. Formula: C4H4(OH)4(COOH)2
[C19: mucic, from French mucique; see mucus, -ic]
mu′cic ac′id(ˈmyu sɪk)
a white, crystalline powder, C6H10O8, obtained by the oxidation of lactose and used in organic synthesis.