[gloo-kyuh-ron-ik, gloo-] /ˈglu kyəˈrɒn ɪk, ˌglu-/
Biochemistry. an acid, C 6 H 10 O 7 , formed by the oxidation of glucose, found combined with other products of metabolism in the blood and urine.
glucuronic acid glu·cu·ron·ic acid (glōō’kyə-rŏn’ĭk)
The uronic acid of glucose that conjugates various substances in the liver so as to detoxify or inactivate them.
glucuronidase glu·cu·ron·i·dase (glōō’kyə-rŏn’ĭ-dās’, -dāz’) n. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of various glucuronides, especially one that catalyzes the hydrolysis of the beta form of a glucuronide.
[gloo-kyoo r-uh-nahyd] /gluˈkyʊər əˌnaɪd/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a glycoside that yields glucuronic acid upon hydrolysis. glucuronide glu·cu·ro·nide (glōō-kyur’ə-nīd’) n. Any of various derivatives of glucuronic acid that often combine with toxic organic compounds and are excreted.
[gloo] /glu/ noun 1. a hard, impure, protein gelatin, obtained by boiling skins, hoofs, and other animal substances in water, that when melted or diluted is a strong adhesive. 2. any of various solutions or preparations of this substance, used as an adhesive. 3. any of various other solutions or preparations that can be used […]
[gloo-bawl] /ˈgluˌbɔl/ noun, Physics. 1. a hypothetical object consisting of two or more gluons.