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Any of a class of compounds which are derived from sugars by oxidizing a —CH2OH group to an acid group (—COOH).
- ‘Since cell walls contain high concentrations of uronic acids, cations are accumulated within cell walls while mobile anions are excluded.’
- ‘Readily soluble in water, these polysaccharides contain various sugar moieties, uronic acid, and less than five-percent protein by weight.’
- ‘Because differences in tolerance might relate to differences in detoxification, we also measured the excretion of uronic acids (principally glucuronic acid), the most important conjugation metabolites in mammals.’
- ‘Ascorbic acid is more commonly known as vitamin C. Ascorbic acid is derived from glucose via the uronic acid pathway.’
- ‘To account for one of the most important modes of detoxification in mammals, we measured uronic acid conjugates (principally glucuronic acid) in urine of woodrats from both populations.’
1920s: uronic from uro- ‘urine’+ -ic, with the insertion of -n-.
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