glucuronic acid

[ gloo-kyuh-ron-ik, gloo- ]
/ ˈglu kyəˈrɒn ɪk, ˌglu- /


Biochemistry. an acid, C6H10O7, formed by the oxidation of glucose, found combined with other products of metabolism in the blood and urine.

Nearby words

  1. glucosinolate,
  2. glucosuria,
  3. glucosylceramide,
  4. glucosyltransferase,
  5. glucuronate,
  6. glucuronidase,
  7. glucuronide,
  8. glue,
  9. glue ear,
  10. glue sniffing

Origin of glucuronic acid

1910–15; earlier glycuronic acid, translation of German Glykuronsäure; see glyc-, uronic acid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for glucuronic acid

glucuronic acid

[ glōō′kyə-rŏnĭk ]


The uronic acid of glucose that conjugates various substances in the liver so as to detoxify or inactivate them.

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