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orotic acid

Pronunciation: or-ot'ik as'id

Definition: an important intermediate in the formation of the pyrimidine nucleotides; elevated in certain inherited defects of pyrimidine biosynthesis.

Synonym(s): uracil-6-carboxylic acid

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