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Medical Term:

ß-hydroxy-ß-methylglutaryl-CoA

Pronunciation: hi-drok'se-meth'il-glu-tar'il

Definition: A key intermediate in the synthesis of ketone bodies, of steroids, and of farnesyl and geranyl derivatives.

Synonym(s): 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA

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