omega-oxidation

omega-ox·i·da·tion

, ω-oxidation
oxidation at the carbon atom farthest removed (ω-carbon) from the carboxyl group (carbon 1); thus, in this pathway, a dicarboxylic acid is formed; an important pathway in the degradation of prostaglandins.

omega-oxidation

a metabolic pathway of fatty acid oxidation involving the carbon atom farthest removed from the original carboxyl group.
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