neuraminic acid

noun
neur·​amin·​ic acid | \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ə-ˌmin-ik- How to pronounce neuraminic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of neuraminic acid

: an amino acid C9H17NO8 that is essentially a carbohydrate and occurs in the form of acyl derivatives

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“Neuraminic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/neuraminic%20acid. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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