lipoic acid


li·po·ic acid

noun \lī-ˈpō-ik-, li-\

Definition of LIPOIC ACID

:  any of several microbial growth factors; especially :  a fatty acid C8H14O2S2 that is essential for the oxidation of alpha-keto acids (as pyruvic acid) in metabolism

Origin of LIPOIC ACID

lip-, lipo-
First Known Use: circa 1951

li·po·ic acid

noun \li-ˌpō-ik-, lī-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LIPOIC ACID

: any of several microbial growth factors; especially : a crystalline compound C8H14O2S2 that is essential for the oxidation of alpha-keto acids (as pyruvic acid) in metabolism—called also protogen

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