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galacturonic acid

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noun ga·lact·uron·ic acid \gə-ˌlak-tu̇-ˈrä-nik-, -tyu̇-\

Definition of galacturonic acid

  1. :  a crystalline aldehyde-acid C6H10O7 that occurs especially in polymerized form in pectin



Origin of galacturonic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1917


Medical Dictionary

galacturonic acid

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noun ga·lact·uron·ic acid \gə-ˌlak-t(y)u̇-ˌrän-ik-\

Medical Definition of galacturonic acid

  1. :  a crystalline aldehyde acid C6H10O7 that occurs especially in polymerized form in pectin




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "galacturonic acid"


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