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Medical Term:

d-galacturonic acid

Pronunciation: ga-lak-tur-on'ik as'id


The d-isomer is an oxidation product of d-galactose, in which the 6-CH2OH group has become a –COOH group; occurs in many natural products (pectins) and cell walls.

Synonym(s): pectic acid

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