hippuric acid

noun

hip·​pu·​ric acid hip-ˌyu̇r-ik- How to pronounce hippuric acid (audio)
: 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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“Hippuric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hippuric%20acid. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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