Meaning of galactaric acid in English:

galactaric acid

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline carboxylic acid obtained by oxidation of lactose and certain plant gums, and used in the synthesis of pyrroles.

    Systematic name: 2,3,4,5-tetrahydroxyhexanedioic acid; HOOC(CHOH)₄COOH.

Origin

1940s.