alpha-ketoglutaric acid

noun
al·​pha-ke·​to·​glu·​tar·​ic acid
variants: or α-ketoglutaric acid \ -​ˌkēt-​ō-​glü-​ˌtar-​ik-​ How to pronounce alpha-ketoglutaric acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of alpha-ketoglutaric acid

: the alpha keto isomer of ketoglutaric acid formed in various metabolic processes (as the Krebs cycle)

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“Alpha-ketoglutaric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alpha-ketoglutaric%20acid. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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