ketoglutaric acid

noun
ke·​to·​glu·​tar·​ic acid | \ ˌkē-tō-glü-ˈter-ik- How to pronounce ketoglutaric acid (audio) , -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, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ketoglutaric acid

keto- + glutaric acid

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The first known use of ketoglutaric acid was in 1908

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“Ketoglutaric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ketoglutaric%20acid. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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ketoglutaric acid

noun
ke·​to·​glu·​tar·​ic acid | \ -glü-ˌtar-ik- How to pronounce ketoglutaric acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of ketoglutaric acid

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

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