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sialic acid

noun

Definition of SIALIC ACID

:  any of a group of reducing amido acids that are essentially carbohydrates and are found especially as components of blood glycoproteins and mucoproteins

Origin of SIALIC ACID

Greek sialon saliva
First Known Use: 1952

sialic acid

noun si·al·ic acid \(ˌ)sī-ˌal-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SIALIC ACID

:  any of a group of reducing amido acids that are essentially carbohydrates and are found especially as components of blood glycoproteins and mucoproteins

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