hydroxybutyric acid

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hydroxybutyric acid (plural hydroxybutyric acids)

  1. (organic chemistry) Either of the isomeric compounds formed from a butyric acid by substituting a hydrogen atom with a hydroxyl group
    • alphahydroxybutyric acid - 2-hydroxy-butanoic acid
    • betahydroxybutyric acid - 3-hydroxy-butanoic acid
    • gammahydroxybutyric acid - 4-hydroxy-butanoic acid
    • 2-hydroxy, 2-methylpropanoic acid
    • 3-hydroxy, 2-methylpropanoic acid