aldaric acid
One of a group of sugar acids characterized by the formula HOOC—(CHOH)n—COOH; e.g., saccharic acid.

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al·dar·ic ac·id (al-darґik) any of various dicarboxylic acids resulting from oxidation of both terminal groups of an aldose to carboxyl groups, such as glutaric acid.

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