Definition: 'Sialic Acids'
sialic acids (Sia)Type: Term
Pronunciation: sī-al′ik as′idz
1. Esters and other N- and O-acyl derivatives of neuraminic acid; radicals of sialic acids are sialoyl, if the OH of the COOH is removed, and sialosyl, if the OH comes from the anomeric carbon (C-2) of the cyclic structure; N-acetylneuraminic acid.
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