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d-ga·lac·tu·ron·ic ac·id(gă-lak-tūr-on'ik as'id),
The d-isomer is an oxidation product of d-galactose, in which the 6-CH2OH group has become a -COOH group; occurs in many natural products (for example, pectins) and cell walls.
Synonym(s): pectic acid
Any of several transparent gelatinous acids that are insoluble in water and are formed by partial or complete hydrolysis of certain esters of pectin.
C17H24O16, an acid derived from pectin by hydrolyzing its methyl ester group.
See also: acid