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uridylic acid

Pronunciation: yur'i-dil'ik as'id

Definition: Uridine esterified by phosphoric acid on one or more sugar hydroxyl groups; UMP is typically uridine 5'-monophosphate; 2' and 3' derivatives also occur; precursor for the biosynthesis of other pyrimidine nucleotides.

Synonym(s): UMP synthase, uridine 5'-monophosphate

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