shikimic acid

noun
shi·​kim·​ic acid | \ shi-ˌkim-ik- How to pronounce shikimic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of shikimic acid

: a crystalline acid C7H10O5 that is formed as a precursor in the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids and of lignin

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“Shikimic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/shikimic%20acid. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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