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

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  1. oxalacetic acid, oxaloacetic acid(noun)

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

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  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

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  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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