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 α-ketoglutaric acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of alpha-ketoglutaric acid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

ketoglutaric acid

noun
ke·​to·​glu·​tar·​ic acid | \ -glü-ˌtar-ik- How to pronounce ketoglutaric acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of ketoglutaric acid (Entry 2 of 2)

: either of two crystalline keto derivatives C5H6O5 of glutaric acid especially : alpha-ketoglutaric acid

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