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Medical Term:

α-aminoadipic acid

Pronunciation: ă-mē′nō-ă-dip′ik as′id

Definition: An intermediate of lysine biosynthesis in higher fungi and bacteria, but not in algae and higher plants. Also found in the degradation of lysine in mammals.

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