prephenic acid

noun
pre·​phe·​nic acid | \ -ˌfē-nik- How to pronounce prephenic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of prephenic acid

: a quinonoid dicarboxylic acid C10H10O6 formed as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids from shikimic acid

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“Prephenic acid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/prephenic%20acid. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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