oxaloacetic acid

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noun ox·a·lo·ace·tic acid \ˌäk-sə-lō-ə-ˈsē-tik-\
variants: or less commonly

oxalacetic acid

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Definition of oxaloacetic acid

  1. :  a crystalline acid C4H4O5 that is formed by reversible oxidation of malic acid (as in carbohydrate metabolism via the Krebs cycle) and in reversible transamination reactions (as from aspartic acid)

Origin and Etymology of oxaloacetic acid

oxalic + acetic acid


First Known Use: 1896


Medical Dictionary

oxaloacetic acid

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noun ox·a·lo·ace·tic acid \ˌäk-sə-lō-ə-ˌsēt-ik-\
variants: also

oxalacetic acid

\ˌäk-sə-lə-ˌsēt-ik-\play

Medical Definition of oxaloacetic acid

  1. :  a crystalline acid C4H4O5 that is formed by reversible oxidation of malic acid (as in carbohydrate metabolism via the Krebs cycle) and in reversible transamination reactions (as from aspartic acid)


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