Definition of oxoglutarate in English:

oxoglutarate

noun

Biochemistry
  • In full "α-oxoglutarate" (or "2-oxoglutarate"). The anion of α-oxoglutaric acid, which is an important intermediate in amino acid metabolism and the Krebs cycle; α-ketoglutarate.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Journal of the American Chemical Society. From oxo- + glutar- + -ate.

Pronunciation

oxoglutarate

/ˌɒksəʊˈɡluːtəreɪt/