uronic acid

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uron·​ic acid | \ yu̇-ˈrä-nik- How to pronounce uronic acid (audio) \

Definition of uronic acid

: any of a class of acidic compounds of the general formula HOOC(CHOH)nCHO that contain both carboxylic and aldehydic groups, are oxidation products of sugars, and occur combined in many polysaccharides and in urine

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Uronic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uronic%20acid. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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uronic acid

noun
uron·​ic acid | \ yu̇-ˌrän-ik- How to pronounce uronic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of uronic acid

: any of a class of acidic compounds of the general formula HOOC(CHOH)nCHO that contain both carboxylic and aldehydic groups, are oxidation products of sugars, and occur combined in many polysaccharides and in urine

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