Definition of oxaloacetic in English:

oxaloacetic

(also oxalacetic)

adjective

Chemistry
  • Of or relating to oxaloacetic acid. "oxaloacetic acid"noun a dicarboxylic acid, HOOC·CO·CH₂·COOH, which is an intermediate metabolite in the Krebs cycle and the C₄ pathway of photosynthesis; (also) the enol form of this acid, HOOC·C(OH)=CH·COOH, which exists in cis and trans isomers.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From oxalo- + acetic.

Pronunciation

oxaloacetic

/ˌɒksələʊəˈsiːtɪk//ˌɒksələʊəˈsɛtɪk/