hydroxybutyric acid

noun hy·droxy·bu·tyr·ic acid \ hī-ˌdräk-sē-byu̇-ˈtir-ik- \

Definition of hydroxybutyric acid

: a hydroxy derivative C4H8O3 of butyric acid that is excreted in increased quantities in the urine in diabetes

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1879

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hydroxybutyric acid

noun hy·droxy·bu·tyr·ic acid \ -byu̇-ˌtir-ik- \
variants: or β-hydroxybutyric acid \ˈbāt-ə-, chiefly British ˈbēt-ə-\

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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