oxaloacetic acid


ox·a·lo·ace·tic acid

noun \ˌäk-sə-lō-ə-ˈsē-tik-\

Definition of OXALOACETIC ACID

:  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

ox·a·lo·ace·tic acid also ox·al·ace·tic acid \ˌäk-sə-lə-ˈsē-tik-\

Origin of OXALOACETIC ACID

oxalic + acetic acid
First Known Use: 1896

oxaloacetic acid

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Full Definition of OXALOACETIC ACID

:  a crystalline acid HOOCCOCH2COOH formed by reversible oxidation of malic acid (as in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates) and in reversible transamination reactions (as from aspartic acid) — compare carboxylase b

Variants of OXALOACETIC ACID

oxaloacetic acid or oxalacetic acid \"+...-\

Origin of OXALOACETIC ACID

oxalacetic, oxaloacetic International Scientific Vocabulary oxal- + acetic

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ox·a·lo·ace·tic acid

noun \ˌäk-sə-lō-ə-ˌsēt-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OXALOACETIC ACID

: 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

ox·a·lo·ace·tic acid also ox·al·ace·tic acid \ˌäk-sə-lə-ˌsēt-ik-\

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