Definition of Shikimic acid

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A naturally occurring organic compound, ''3,4,5-Trihydroxy-1-cyclohexene-1-carboxylic Acid'', extracted commercially from star anise; it is the base of very many natural products and is used in the production of the antiviral drug Tamiflu. ¹



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Medical Definition of Shikimic acid

1. Chemical name: 1-Cyclohexene-1-carboxylic acid, 3,4,5-trihydroxy-, (3R-(3alpha,4alpha,5beta))- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shikimic Acid

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shijo
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shikimate dehydrogenase
shikimate kinase
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shikimic acid (current term)
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