neuraminic acid

Noun.  (biochemistry) A 9-carbon atom amino carbohydrate, ''5-amino-3,5-dideoxy- D-glycero-D-galacto-non-2-ulosonic acid'', many of whose derivatives are found in nature, mostly as glycoproteins and gangliosides.

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