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uronic acids

Pronunciation: yu-ron'ik as'idz

Definition: Acids derived from monosaccharides by oxidation of the primary alcohol group (–CH2OH) farthest removed from the carbonyl group to a carboxyl group (–COOH); glucuronic acid.

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