Definition of hydroxybutyric acid
: a hydroxy derivative C4H8O3 of butyric acid that is excreted in increased quantities in the urine in diabetes
First Known Use of hydroxybutyric acid
β–hydroxybutyric acid\ˈbāt-ə-, chiefly British ˈbēt-ə-\play
Medical Definition of hydroxybutyric acid
: a derivative C4H8O3 of butyric acid that is excreted in urine in increased quantities in diabetes—called also oxybutyric acid
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