kojic acid
An antibiotic product of d-glucose catabolism in some molds; can be converted into flavor enhancers.

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ko·jic acid 'kō-jik- n a crystalline water-soluble toxic antibiotic C6H6O4 produced by fermentation esp. by fungi of the genus Aspergillus and having some antibacterial properties

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ko·jic ac·id (koґjik) a pyrone formed from sugars by a variety of microorganisms, especially species of Aspergillus; it has antibiotic and antifungal properties.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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