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oxaloacetic acid

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noun ox·a·lo·ace·tic acid \ˌäk-sə-lō-ə-ˈsē-tik-\

Definition of oxaloacetic acid

  1. :  a crystalline acid C4H4O5 that is formed by reversible oxidation of malic acid (as in carbohydrate metabolism via the Krebs cycle) and in reversible transamination reactions (as from aspartic acid)



Variants of oxaloacetic acid

also oxalacetic acid play \ˌäk-sə-lə-ˈsē-tik-\

Origin of oxaloacetic acid

oxalic + acetic acid


First Known Use: 1896


Medical Dictionary

oxaloacetic acid

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noun ox·a·lo·ace·tic acid \ˌäk-sə-lō-ə-ˌsēt-ik-\

Medical Definition of oxaloacetic acid

  1. :  a crystalline acid C4H4O5 that is formed by reversible oxidation of malic acid (as in carbohydrate metabolism via the Krebs cycle) and in reversible transamination reactions (as from aspartic acid)



Variants of oxaloacetic acid

also oxalacetic acid \ˌäk-sə-lə-ˌsēt-ik-\play

Learn More about oxaloacetic acid

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "oxaloacetic acid"


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