uronic acid

[yoo-ron-ik]

noun Biochemistry.

any of a group of organic acids, as glucuronic acid, derived from oxidation of aldose sugars and occurring in urine.

Origin of uronic acid

1920–25; < Greek oûron urine (cf. uro-1) + -ic
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Medicine definitions for uronic acid

uronic acid

[yu-rŏnĭk]

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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