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Medical Term:

sialic acids

Pronunciation: si-al'ik as'idz

Definition: Esters and other N- and O-acyl derivatives of neuraminic acid; radicals of sialic acids are sialoyl, if the OH of the COOH is removed, and sialosyl, if the OH comes from the anomeric carbon (C-2) of the cyclic structure; N-acetylneuraminic acid.

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