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sialic acid

noun

Definition of sialic acid

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



Origin and Etymology of sialic acid

Greek sialon saliva


First Known Use: 1952


Medical Dictionary

sialic acid

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noun si·al·ic acid \(ˌ)sī-ˌal-ik-\

Medical Definition of sialic acid

  1. :  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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