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

First Known Use of uronic acid

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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