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l-gulonic acid

Pronunciation: gu-lon'ik as'id

Definition: Reduction product of glucuronic acid (–CHO ? —CH2OH); oxidation product of l-gulose (–CHO ? —COOH); a precursor (except in certain primates, guinea pigs, certain fishes, and the Indian fruit bat) of ascorbic acid via l-gulonolactone.

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