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Medical Term:

prostanoic acid

Pronunciation: pros'ta-no'ik as'id

Definition: The 20-carbon acid that is the skeleton of the prostaglandins, with various hydroxyl and keto substitutions at positions 9, 11, and 15, and double bonds in the long aliphatic chains.

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