orotic acid

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orotic acid

 [o-rot´ik]
an intermediate in the biosynthesis of pyrimidine nucleotides.

o·rot·ic ac·id (Oro),

(ōr-ot'ik as'id),
6-Carboxyuracil; uracil-6-carboxylic acid; an important intermediate in the formation of the pyrimidine nucleotides; elevated in certain inherited defects of pyrimidine biosynthesis.

orotic acid

[ôrot′ik]
a pyrimidine synthesized in the cell from carboxyl phosphate and aspartic acid by means of condensation, dehydration, and oxidation.

o·rot·ic ac·id

(ōr-ot'ik as'id)
An important intermediate in the formation of the pyrimidine nucleotides; elevated in certain inherited defects of pyrimidine biosynthesis.

orotic acid

an intermediate in the biosynthesis of pyrimidine nucleotides.