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glycol'ic ac'id

a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C2H4O3, that is a major substrate for photorespiration in plants: used chiefly for textile printing and dyeing and in pesticides. Also,glycol'lic ac'id.Also called hydroxyacetic acid.

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