alpha-ketoglutaric acid

alpha-ketoglutaric acid

[al-fuh-kee-toh-gloo-tar-ik, al-fuh-kee-]
noun Biochemistry.
a dibasic keto acid, C 5 H 6 O 5 , that occurs as an intermediate in the Krebs' cycle and in protein metabolism.

Origin:
1905–10; keto- + glutaric (acid), probably blend of gluten (as in glutamic acid) and pyrotartaric acid; see pyro-, tartaric

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