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methylmalonic acid

Pronunciation: meth'il-ma-lon'ik as'id

Definition: 2-Methylpropanedioic acid, an important intermediate in fatty acid metabolism; seen in elevated levels in cases of vitamin B12 deficiency. Note that methylmalonate is not methyl malonate, which is the dimethyl ester of malonate.

Synonym(s): isosuccinic acid

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