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indolic acids

Pronunciation: in-dol'ik as'idz

Definition: Metabolites of l-tryptophan formed within the body or by intestinal microorganisms; the principal indolic acids encountered in urine are indoleacetic acid, indoleacetylglutamine, 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid, and indolelactic acid.

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