Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating

glucuronic acid

[gloo-kyuh-ron-ik, gloo-] /ˈglu kyəˈrɒn ɪk, ˌglu-/
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
1910-15; earlier glycuronic acid, translation of German Glykuronsäure; see glyc-, uronic acid Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
glucuronic-acid in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for glucuronic

Scrabble Words With Friends