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hippuric acid

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noun hip·pu·ric acid \hip-ˌyu̇r-ik-\

Medical Definition of hippuric acid

  1. :  a white crystalline nitrogenous acid C9H9NO3 formed in the liver as a detoxification product of benzoic acid and present in the urine of herbivorous animals and in small quantity in human urine


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