Entry from US English dictionary
A colorless, translucent, crystalline compound, C2H4O3, that occurs in cane sugar, unripe grapes, and sugar beets and has numerous industrial uses, especially in dyeing leather and textiles and in the manufacture of pesticides.
- In its natural state, glycolic acid is found in sugar cane juice.
- His talk, although I wasn't totally paying attention the whole time (I was reading about a method of applying salicylic and glycolic acids that I didn't know about before), was interesting, thought-provoking and dead on.
- If the pits are superficial local agents like glycolic acids may help.
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Syllabification: gly·col·ic ac·id
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