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oxalacetic acid, oxaloacetic acid(noun)
an acid formed by oxidation of maleic acid (as in metabolism of fats and carbohydrates)
Oxaloacetic acid is a crystalline organic compound with the chemical formula HO₂CCCH₂CO₂H. Oxaloacetic acid, in the form of its conjugate base oxaloacetate, is a metabolic intermediate in many processes that occur in animals. It takes part in the: gluconeogenesis, urea cycle, glyoxylate cycle, amino acid synthesis, fatty acid synthesis and citric acid cycle.
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