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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: ácido glicólico

Glycolic acid (gly-KAH-lik A-sid)
A substance found in some fruits, sugar beets, and sugar cane. It is used in skin care products to reduce wrinkles and soften the skin. It is a type of alpha hydroxyl acid.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.