glucuronide

noun

glu·​cu·​ro·​nide glü-ˈkyu̇r-ə-ˌnīd How to pronounce glucuronide (audio)
: any of various derivatives of glucuronic acid that are formed especially as combinations with often toxic aromatic hydroxyl compounds and are excreted in the urine

Examples of glucuronide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But when quercetin enters the bloodstream, it gets converted into quercetin glucuronide — a compound that blocks the enzyme that turns acetaldehyde into acetate. María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of glucuronide was in 1934

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“Glucuronide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glucuronide. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

glucuronide

noun
gluc·​uro·​nide glü-ˈkyu̇r-ə-ˌnīd How to pronounce glucuronide (audio)
: any of various derivatives of glucuronic acid that are formed especially as combinations with often toxic aromatic hydroxyl compounds (as phenols) and are excreted in the urine
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