uronic acids


uronic acids
Acids derived from monosaccharides by oxidation of the primary alcohol group (–CH2OH) farthest removed from the carbonyl group to a carboxyl group (–COOH); e.g., glucuronic acid.

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  • Uronic acid — A uronic acid is a sugar acid with both a carbonyl and a carboxylic acid function. It is best thought of as a sugar in which the terminal carbon s hydroxyl function has been oxidized to a carboxylic acid. (Oxidation of the terminal aldehyde… …   Wikipedia

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  • -uronic — adjective suffix Etymology: Greek ouron urine connected with urine in names of certain aldehyde acids derived from sugars or compounds of such acids < hyaluronic > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • -uronic — (y)ə|ränik, (y)ü|r , nēk adjective suffix Etymology: Greek ouron urine + International Scientific Vocabulary ic more at urine : urine in names of certain aldehyde acids derived from sugars or compounds of such acids alduronic …   Useful english dictionary

  • uronic acid — /yoo ron ik/, Biochem. any of a group of organic acids, as glucuronic acid, derived from oxidation of aldose sugars and occurring in urine. [1920 25; < Gk oûron urine (cf. URO 1) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • uronic acid — u•ron′ic ac′id [[t]yʊˈrɒn ɪk[/t]] n. biochem. any of a group of organic acids, as glucuronic acid, derived from oxidation of aldose sugars and occurring in urine • Etymology: 1920–25; < Gk oûron urine (cf. uro I) + ic …   From formal English to slang

  • carbohydrate — /kahr boh huy drayt, beuh /, n. any of a class of organic compounds that are polyhydroxy aldehydes or polyhydroxy ketones, or change to such substances on simple chemical transformations, as hydrolysis, oxidation, or reduction, and that form the… …   Universalium

  • gum — 1. The dried exuded sap from a number of trees and shrubs, forming an amorphous brittle mass; it usually forms a mucilaginous solution in water and is often used as a suspending agent in liquid preparations of insoluble drugs. [L. gummi] 2.… …   Medical dictionary