oxaloacetic acid

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

Definition of oxaloacetic acid

: 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


Medical Dictionary

oxaloacetic acid

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

medical Definition of oxaloacetic acid

: 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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