ketoglutaric acid

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

Definition of ketoglutaric acid

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

ketoglutaric acid

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

Medical Definition of ketoglutaric acid

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


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