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glucuronide

Pronunciation: glu-ku'ron-id

Definition: A glycoside of glucuronic acid; many foreign chemicals, as well as catabolic products of normal body constituents (steroid hormones), are commonly excreted in the urine as d-glucuronides, the conjugation taking place in the liver.

Synonym(s): glucuronoside

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