Medical Term:

uridylic acid

Pronunciation: yūr′i-dil′ik as′id

Definition: Uridine esterified by phosphoric acid on one or more sugar hydroxyl groups; UMP is typically uridine 5′-monophosphate; 2′ and 3′ derivatives also occur; precursor for the biosynthesis of other pyrimidine nucleotides.

Synonym(s): UMP synthase, uridine 5′-monophosphate

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