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mevalonic acid

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noun mev·a·lon·ic acid \ˌmev-ə-ˌlän-ik-\

Medical Definition of mevalonic acid

  1. :  a branched dihydroxy acid C6H12O4 that is a precursor of squalene in the biosynthetic pathway forming sterols (as cholesterol)


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