orotic acid

[ ô-rŏtĭk ]

n.

An important intermediate in the formation of pyrimidine nucleotides.

Nearby words

  1. oropharynx,
  2. orosius,
  3. orosius, paulus,
  4. orosomucoid,
  5. orotate,
  6. orotic aciduria,
  7. orotracheal tube,
  8. orotund,
  9. oroya fever,
  10. orozco


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