shikimic acid


shi·​kim·​ic acid shi-ˌkim-ik- How to pronounce shikimic acid (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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