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hippuric acid Line breaks: hip|pur¦ic acid
Pronunciation: /hɪˈpjʊərɪk/

Definition of hippuric acid in English:


[mass noun] Biochemistry
A compound formed in metabolism and present in the urine of herbivores and other mammals.
Example sentences
  • This led to the discovery of a natural metabolic process that combines sodium benzoate with glycine to produce hippuric acid.
  • For hippuric acid, we compared creatinine in urine and basic parameters of the two groups.
  • Urinary metabolites which have been measured include phenol (benzene metabolite), trichloroacetic acid, hippuric acid, and methyl hippuric acid (xylene).


Mid 19th century: hippuric from Greek hippos 'horse' + ouron 'urine' + -ic.

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