Definitions for oxaloacetic acidˈɒk sə loʊ əˈsi tɪk, ˌɒk-, ɒkˈsæl oʊ-, -ˌsæl-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ox′a•lo•a•ce′tic ac′idˈɒk sə loʊ əˈsi tɪk, ˌɒk-, ɒkˈsæl oʊ-, -ˌsæl-(n.)

  1. a crystalline organic acid, C4H4O5, an important intermediate in the Krebs cycle, where it is formed by the oxidation of malic acid and is acetylated to form citric acid.

    Category: Biochemistry

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1895–1900

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oxalacetic acid, oxaloacetic acid(noun)

    an acid formed by oxidation of maleic acid (as in metabolism of fats and carbohydrates)

Wiktionary

  1. oxaloacetic acid(Noun)

    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. oxaloacetic acid(Noun)

    a colourless crystalline organic carboxylic acid, butan-2-one-1,4-dicarboxylic acid, COOH.CH.CO.COOH

Freebase

  1. Oxaloacetic acid

    Oxaloacetic acid is an organic compound with the chemical formula C4H4O5 or HOOC---COOH. It also has other names. Its fully deprotonated derivative is the oxaloacetate anion, C4H2O52− or [C=O]2−; this name is also used for esters that contain the divalent [-O(C=O)2O-] moiety. Loss of a single proton gives the acid's conjugate base, the anion hydrogenoxaloacetate anion H(C=O)2−.

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