azlactone

noun

az·​lactone
az +
plural -s
: a lactone of an unsaturated nitrogenous hydroxy acid (such as the enol form C6H5C(OH)=NCH2COOH of hippuric acid), some lactones being useful in the synthesis of alpha-amino acids

Word History

Etymology

az- + lactone

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“Azlactone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azlactone. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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