iodoacetic acid

noun

io·​do·​ace·​tic acid -ə-ˌsēt-ik- How to pronounce iodoacetic acid (audio)
: a crystalline acid C2H3IO2 used in biochemical research especially because of its inhibiting effect on many enzymes (as in glycolysis in muscle extracts)

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“Iodoacetic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/iodoacetic%20acid. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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