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uronic acid

[yoo-ron-ik] /yʊˈrɒn ɪk/
noun, Biochemistry.
1.
any of a group of organic acids, as glucuronic acid, derived from oxidation of aldose sugars and occurring in urine.
Origin of uronic acid
1920-1925
1920-25; < Greek oûron urine (cf. uro-1) + -ic
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uronic acid in Medicine

uronic acid u·ron·ic acid (yu-rŏn'ĭk)
n.
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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