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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 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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