mevalonic acid

noun
mev·​a·​lon·​ic acid | \ ˌmev-ə-ˌlän-ik- How to pronounce mevalonic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of mevalonic acid

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

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“Mevalonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mevalonic%20acid. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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