sialic acid

noun
Updated on: 1 Apr 2018

Definition of sialic acid

: any of a group of reducing amido acids that are essentially carbohydrates and are found especially as components of blood glycoproteins and mucoproteins

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Origin and Etymology of sialic acid

Greek sialon saliva


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sialic acid

noun si·al·ic acid \ (ˌ)sī-ˌal-ik- \

medical Definition of sialic acid

: any of a group of reducing amido acids that are essentially carbohydrates and are found especially as components of blood glycoproteins and mucoproteins

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