uronic acid

uronic acid

noun Biochemistry.
any of a group of organic acids, as glucuronic acid, derived from oxidation of aldose sugars and occurring in urine.

1920–25; < Greek oûron urine (cf. uro-1) + -ic

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uronic acid u·ron·ic acid (yu-rŏn'ĭk)
A product of the oxidation of sugar occurring in various polysaccharides and in urine and containing both an aldehyde and a carboxyl group.

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