uroleucic acid


uro·​leu·​cic acid
variants or uroleucinic acid
: a crystalline acid C9H10O5 that is found in abnormal urine and is similar to homogentisic acid

Word History


uroleucic from ur- entry 1 + leuc- + -ic; uroleucinic from German uroleucin (from ur- entry 1 + leuc- + -in) + English -ic; from its color

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“Uroleucic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uroleucic%20acid. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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