Meaning of oxaloacetic acid

ox'a•lo•a•ce'tic ac'id

Pronunciation: (ok'su-lō-u-sē'tik, ok"-, ok-sal'ō-, -sal"-), [key]
— Biochem. Biochem.
  1. a crystalline organic acid, CHO, that is an important intermediate in the Krebs cycle, where it is formed by the oxidation of malic acid and is acetylated to form citric acid: also a product of transamination reactions of aspartic acid.
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