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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gluconic \Glu*con"ic\, a. Pertaining to, or derived from, glucose. [1913 Webster] Gluconic acid (Chem.), an organic acid, obtained as a colorless, sirupy liquid, by the oxidation of glucose; -- called also maltonic acid, and dextronic acid. [1913 Webster]