isocitric acid

[ahy-suh-si-trik, ahy-suh-]

noun Biochemistry.

a major intermediate in the Krebs cycle, having the formula C6H8O7.

Origin of isocitric acid

First recorded in 1865–70; iso- + citric acid
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Medicine definitions for isocitric acid

isocitric acid

[ī′sə-sĭtrĭk]

n.

An isomer of citric acid that is an intermediate in the Krebs cycle.
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