ketoglutaric acid

noun ke·to·glu·tar·ic acid \ ˌkē-tō-glü-ˈter-ik- , -ˈta-rik- \

Definition of ketoglutaric acid

: either of two crystalline keto derivatives C5H6O5 of glutaric acid; especially : the alpha keto isomer formed in various metabolic processes (such as the Krebs cycle)

First Known Use of ketoglutaric acid

1908

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ketoglutaric acid

noun ke·to·glu·tar·ic acid \ -glü-ˌtar-ik- \

medical Definition of ketoglutaric acid

: either of two crystalline keto derivatives C5H6O5 of glutaric acid; especially : alpha-ketoglutaric acid

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