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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 of glucuronic acid
1910-1915
1910-15; earlier glycuronic acid, translation of German Glykuronsäure; see glyc-, uronic acid
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  • No phenomenon similar to this occurs in plants, however, and glucuronic acid has never been found in plant tissues.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
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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