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any N-acyl derivative of neuraminic acid; various ones are found in polysaccharides, glycoproteins, and glycolipids.
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Any of a group of amino carbohydrates that are components of mucoproteins and glycoproteins, especially in animal tissue and blood cells.
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sialic acidA generic term for acylated neuraminic acids and other derivatives of neuraminic acid when the nature of the N-acyl or O-cyl substituent(s) is not relevant or is unknown.
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