uronic acid

noun uron·ic acid \ yu̇-ˈrä-nik- \

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

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uronic acid

noun uron·ic acid \ yu̇-ˌrän-ik- \

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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