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glucuronate Line breaks: glu|cur¦on|ate
Pronunciation: /ɡluːˈkjʊərəneɪt/

Definition of glucuronate in English:

noun

Biochemistry
A salt or ester of glucuronic acid.
Example sentences
  • The pH release profile was generated in a variety of buffers (acetate, citrate, glucuronate, and phosphate).
  • The majority is conjugated to glucuronates and sulfates in the maternal liver permitting renal clearance.
  • After estrone hydroxylation, the various poly-hydroxy derivatives are conjugated with glucuronate or sulfate, or methylation occurs prior to excretion in urine.

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