glucuronide

A glycoside of glucuronic acid; many foreign chemicals, as well as catabolic products of normal body constituents ( e.g., steroid hormones), are commonly excreted in the urine as d- glucuronides, the conjugation taking place in the liver. SYN: glucuronoside.

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gluc·uro·nide glü-'kyu̇r-ə-.nīd n any of various derivatives of glucuronic acid that are formed esp. as combinations with often toxic aromatic hydroxyl compounds (as phenols) and are excreted in the urine

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glu·cu·ron·ide (gloo″ku-ronґīd) a glycoside of glucuronic acid; glucuronides are common soluble conjugates formed as a step in the metabolism and excretion of many toxins and drugs, such as phenols and alcohols.

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