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.

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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