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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
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Any of several transparent gelatinous acids that are insoluble in water and are formed by partial or complete hydrolysis of certain esters of pectin.
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C17H24O16, an acid derived from pectin by hydrolyzing its methyl ester group.
See also: acid
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