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glucoascorbic acid

Pronunciation: glu'ko-as-kor'bik as'id

Definition: A compound resembling ascorbic acid but with an additional –CHOH– between C-5 and C-6 of ascorbic acid; shows toxic effects on addition to diet that apparently are not caused by ascorbic acid antagonism.

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