glycuronide


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glycuronide

[gli′kyu̇r·ə‚nīd]
(biochemistry)
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When metabolized in the digestive tract, epismilagenin and episarsasapogenin sapogenins are formed that combine with glycoronic acid, forming glycuronides that bind calcium ions and form insoluble salts that are deposited as crystals.