galacturonic acid

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noun ga·lact·uron·ic acid \gə-ˌlak-tu̇-ˈrä-nik-, -tyu̇-\

Definition of galacturonic acid

  1. :  a crystalline aldehyde-acid C6H10O7 that occurs especially in polymerized form in pectin

Origin and Etymology of galacturonic acid

galact- + -uronic (after German Galacturonsäure)


Medical Dictionary

galacturonic acid

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noun ga·lact·uron·ic acid \gə-ˌlak-t(y)u̇-ˌrän-ik-\

Medical Definition of galacturonic acid

  1. :  a crystalline aldehyde acid C6H10O7 that occurs especially in polymerized form in pectin


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