lipoic acid


lipoic acid
\\lə̇ˈpōik-\ noun
Etymology: lip- + -ic
: any of several microbial growth factors occurring especially in yeast and liver; specifically : the crystalline alpha variety C7H13S2COOH that together with cocarboxylase and other factors is essential for the oxidation of alpha-keto acids (as pyruvic acid to acetic acid) during metabolic changes in the body; 6,8-epi-dithio-octanoic acid — compare thioctic acid

Useful english dictionary. 2012.