Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

glucuronic acid

play
noun glu·cu·ron·ic acid \ˌglü-kyə-ˈrä-nik-\

Definition of glucuronic acid

  1. :  a compound C6H10O7 that occurs especially as a constituent of mucopolysaccharides (as hyaluronic acid) and combined as a glucuronide



Origin of glucuronic acid

gluc- + -uronic


First Known Use: 1911


Medical Dictionary

glucuronic acid

play
noun gluc·uron·ic acid \ˌglü-kyə-ˌrän-ik-\

Medical Definition of glucuronic acid

  1. :  a compound C6H10O7 that occurs especially as a constituent of glycosaminoglycans (as hyaluronic acid) and combined as a glucuronide




Learn More about glucuronic acid

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "glucuronic acid"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up glucuronic acid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

tending to dismiss important matters

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

disapprove perplex soothe reduce
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ