orotic acid


orot·​ic acid ȯr-ˌät-ik- How to pronounce orotic acid (audio)
: a crystalline acid C4H4N2O4 that occurs in milk and is a growth factor for various microorganisms (as Lactobacillus bulgaricus) and a precursor of the pyrimidine bases of nucleotides

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“Orotic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/orotic%20acid. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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