Definition of galacturonic in English:

galacturonic

adjective

Chemistry
  • "galacturonic acid", a crystalline acid which is the uronic acid of galactose, and is the subunit from which pectin is composed.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From galact- + -uronic, after German Galacturonsäure galacturonic acid.

Pronunciation

galacturonic

/ɡəˌlaktʃəˈrɒnɪk/