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glucuronic acid

[gloo-kyuh-ron-ik, gloo-] /ˈglu kyəˈrɒn ɪk, ˌglu-/
noun
1.
Biochemistry. an acid, C 6 H 10 O 7 , formed by the oxidation of glucose, found combined with other products of metabolism in the blood and urine.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; earlier glycuronic acid, translation of German Glykuronsäure; see glyc-, uronic acid
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glucuronic acid in Medicine

glucuronic acid glu·cu·ron·ic acid (glōō'kyə-rŏn'ĭk)
n.
The uronic acid of glucose that conjugates various substances in the liver so as to detoxify or inactivate them.

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