Sialic-acid meaning

sī-ăl'ĭk
Any of a group of amino carbohydrates that are components of mucoproteins and glycoproteins, especially in animal tissue and blood cells.
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Any of a group of amino carbohydrates that are components of mucoproteins and glycoproteins, especially in animal tissue and blood cells.
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(biochemistry) Any of a group of amino carbohydrates that are substituted forms of neuraminic acid; they are components of glycoproteins and mucoproteins.
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Origin of sialic-acid

  • Greek sialon saliva –ic
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition