hydroxybutyric acid

hydroxybutyric acid

[hahy-drok-see-byoo-tir-ik, -drok-]
noun Biochemistry.

Origin:
1875–80; hydroxy- + butyric

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hydroxybutyric acid

noun
hydroxy derivative of butyric acid 
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