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hippuric acid

Pronunciation: hi-pyur'ik as'id

Definition: A detoxification and excretory product of benzoate found in the urine of humans and many herbivorous animals; used therapeutically in the form of its salts (hippurates of calcium and ammonium).

[G. hippos, horse, + ouron, urine]

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