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Medical Term:

pipecolic acid

Pronunciation: pip'e-ko'lik as'id

Definition: the l-isomers of the ?1- and ?6-dehydropipecolic acids are intermediates in the catabolism of l-lysine; pipecolic acid accumulates in disorders of the peroxisomes.

Synonym(s): homoproline, pipecolinic acid

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