hy·droxy·bu·tyr·ic acid noun \hī-ˌdräk-sē-byu̇-ˈtir-ik-\
: a hydroxy derivative C4H8O3 of butyric acid that is excreted in increased quantities in the urine in diabetes
First Known Use of HYDROXYBUTYRIC ACID
hy·droxy·bu·tyr·ic acid noun \-byu̇-ˌtir-ik-\ (Medical Dictionary)
: a derivative C4H8O3 of butyric acid that is excreted in urine in increased quantities in diabetes—called also oxybutyric acid
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