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glucuronic acid

[gloo-kyuh-ron-ik, gloo-]
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noun
  1. Biochemistry. an acid, C6H10O7, 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
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glucuronic acid in Medicine

glucuronic acid

(glōō′kyə-rŏnĭk)
n.
  1. The uronic acid of glucose that conjugates various substances in the liver so as to detoxify or inactivate them.
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