oxaloacetic acid

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

First Known Use of oxaloacetic acid

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oxaloacetic acid

oxalic + acetic acid

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oxaloacetic acid

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