Definition of uronic acid in English:

uronic acid

Syllabification: u·ron·ic ac·id
Pronunciation: /yo͝oˌränik ˈasid
 
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noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a class of compounds that are derived from sugars by oxidizing a —CH2OH group to an acid group (—COOH).
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    • Ascorbic acid is more commonly known as vitamin C. Ascorbic acid is derived from glucose via the uronic acid pathway.
    • Because differences in tolerance might relate to differences in detoxification, we also measured the excretion of uronic acids (principally glucuronic acid), the most important conjugation metabolites in mammals.
    • Readily soluble in water, these polysaccharides contain various sugar moieties, uronic acid, and less than five-percent protein by weight.

Origin

1920s: uronic from uro-1 'urine' + -ic, with the insertion of -n-.

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