hydroxybutyrate

noun
hy·​droxy·​bu·​ty·​rate | \ -ˈbyüt-ə-ˌrāt How to pronounce hydroxybutyrate (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydroxybutyrate

: a salt or ester of hydroxybutyric acid

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