methylmalonic acid

noun

meth·​yl·​ma·​lon·​ic acid ˌmeth-əl-mə-ˌlän-ik- How to pronounce methylmalonic acid (audio)
: a structural isomer of succinic acid present in minute amounts in healthy human urine but excreted in large quantities in the urine of individuals with a vitamin B12 deficiency

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“Methylmalonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/methylmalonic%20acid. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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