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ox·a·lo·ace·tic acid

also  ox*al*ace*tic acid  n :  a crystalline acid C4H4O5 that is formed by reversible oxidation of malic acid (as in carbohydrate metabolism via the Krebs cycle) and in reversible transamination reactions (as from aspartic acid) .
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  oxalacetic acid 

 
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