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  1. uronic acid(Noun)

    any carboxylic acid formed by oxidation of the terminal -CHOH of an aldose

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  1. Uronic acid

    Uronic acids are a class of sugar acids with both carbonyl and carboxylic acid functional groups. They are sugars in which the terminal carbon's hydroxyl group has been oxidized to a carboxylic acid. Oxidation of the terminal aldehyde instead yields an aldonic acid, while oxidation of both the terminal hydroxyl group and the aldehyde yields an aldaric acid. The names of uronic acids are generally based on their parent sugars, however some of the most common do not have direct parents, and are formed by epimerization. Uronic acids that have six carbons are called hexuronic acids.

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