neuraminic acid

noun
neur·​amin·​ic acid | \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ə-ˌmin-ik- \

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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