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Definition: 'Sialic Acids'

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sialic acids (Sia)

Type: Term

Pronunciation: sī-al′ik as′idz

Definitions:
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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