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oxaloacetic acid

Pronunciation: ok'sa-lo-a-se'tik as'id

Definition: A ketodicarboxylic acid (HOOCCH2COCOOH) and important intermediate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle; the product formed when l-aspartate acts as an amine donor in transamination reactions.

Synonym(s): ketosuccinic acid, oxosuccinic acid

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