galacturonic acid

noun
ga·​lact·​uron·​ic acid | \ gə-ˌlak-tu̇-ˈrä-nik- How to pronounce galacturonic acid (audio) , -tyu̇- \

Definition of galacturonic acid

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

First Known Use of galacturonic acid

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for galacturonic acid

galact- + -uronic (after German Galacturonsäure)

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The first known use of galacturonic acid was in 1917

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“Galacturonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galacturonic%20acid. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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galacturonic acid

noun
ga·​lact·​uron·​ic acid | \ gə-ˌlak-t(y)u̇-ˌrän-ik- How to pronounce galacturonic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of galacturonic acid

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

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