glycuronic acid

noun
glycu·​ron·​ic acid | \¦glik|yə¦ränik-, ¦glīk|\

Definition of glycuronic acid 

1 archaic : glucuronic acid

2 : a uronic acid (as galacturonic acid) derived from a glycose (as galactose)

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History and Etymology for glycuronic acid

glycuronic International Scientific Vocabulary glyc- + uron- (from Greek ouron urine) + -ic

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