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Meaning of alpha-ketoglutaric acid

al'pha-ke'to•glu•tar'ic ac'id

Pronunciation: (al'fu-kē'tō-gl-tar'ik, al"fu-kē"-), [key]
— Biochem. Biochem.
  1. a dibasic keto acid, CHO, that occurs as an intermediate in the Krebs' cycle and in protein metabolism.
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