galacturonic acid

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

Definition of galacturonic acid

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

Origin and Etymology of galacturonic acid

galact- + -uronic (after German Galacturonsäure)


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galacturonic acid

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

medical Definition of galacturonic acid

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

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