l-gulonic acid[gū-lon′ik as′id]

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Definitions
1. Reduction product of glucuronic acid (–CHO → —CH2OH); oxidation product of l-gulose (–CHO → —COOH); a precursor (except in certain primates, guinea pigs, certain fishes, and the Indian fruit bat) of ascorbic acid via l-gulonolactone.

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