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

First Known Use of hydroxybutyric acid

1879


Medical Dictionary

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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