oxaloacetic acid

oxaloacetic acid
/ok"seuh loh euh see"tik, ok'-, ok sal"oh-, -sal'-/, Biochem.
a crystalline organic acid, C4H4O5, 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.
[1895-1900; OXAL(IC) + -O- + ACETIC ACID]

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