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Medical Term:

4-carboxyglutamate

Pronunciation: kar-bok′sē-glū-ta-māt

Definition: A carboxylated form of glutamate found in certain proteins (prothrombin; coagulation factors VII, IX, and X; osteocalcin). Its synthesis is vitamin K-dependent.

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