aMelassic(Chem) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained from molasses or glucose, and probably identical with saccharic acid (also called D-glucaric acid or tetrahydroxyadipic acid). See Saccharic.
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melassicPertaining to or obtained from molasses: as, melassic acid.
melassicNoting an acid, a colorless compound, C6H6O3 (?), formed by the action of alkali on glucose.