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hydroxybutyric acid

noun hy·droxy·bu·tyr·ic acid \hī-ˌdräk-sē-by-ˈtir-ik-\

Definition of HYDROXYBUTYRIC ACID

:  a hydroxy derivative C4H8O3 of butyric acid that is excreted in increased quantities in the urine in diabetes

First Known Use of HYDROXYBUTYRIC ACID

1879

hydroxybutyric acid

noun hy·droxy·bu·tyr·ic acid \-by-ˌtir-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYDROXYBUTYRIC ACID

:  a derivative C4H8O3 of butyric acid that is excreted in urine in increased quantities in diabetes—called also oxybutyric acid

Variants of HYDROXYBUTYRIC ACID

hy·droxy·bu·tyr·ic acid or β–hy·droxy·bu·tyr·ic acid \ˈbāt-ə-, chiefly British ˈbēt-ə-\

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