uronic acid

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uronic acid was in 1925

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“Uronic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uronic%20acid. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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uronic acid

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