oxaloacetic acid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

oxalo- +‎ acetic acid

Noun[edit]

oxaloacetic acid (uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry) on of the constituents of the citric acid cycle, formed by the oxidation of malic acid and via the transamination of aspartic acid; an intermediate in the synthesis of amino acids and the metabolism of carbohydrates
  2. (organic chemistry) a colourless crystalline organic carboxylic acid, butan-2-one-1,4-dicarboxylic acid, COOH.CH2.CO.COOH

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