Definition of glucuronic acid in English:

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glucuronic acid

Pronunciation: /ˌɡluːkjʊˈrɒnɪk/

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
An acid derived from glucose which occurs naturally as a constituent of hyaluronic acid and other mucopolysaccharides.
Example sentences
  • HA is a naturally occurring, linear polysaccharide with repeating disaccharide units composed of glucuronic acid and N-acetyl glucosamine.
  • In hepatocytes, UDP glucuronyl transferase adds 2 equivalents of glucuronic acid to bilirubin to produce the more water soluble, bilirubin diglucuronide derivative.
  • It is well-known that the active compound of licorice is glycyrrhizin, a conjugation of two molecules of glucuronic acid and glycyrrhetic acid.

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