from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or derived from, inosite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting an acid, an amorphous compound, C10H13O8N4P, obtained from the flesh of certain animals. Some of its salts are crystalline.
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Also in the mid-fifties the pioneering work of Greenberg (31) and of Buchanan (32,33) revealed the pathways of the biosynthesis of purines and the importance of hypoxanthine ribonucleotide (inosinic acid, IMP) as the first purine nucleotide formed in this biosynthetic pathway.
The composition of inosinic and guanylic acids is still simpler.
We do not know whether inosinic and guanylic acids are of the same importance to the life of the cell as the complicated nucleic acids; at present in particular it has not been established if the site of the two last-named acids is to be sought in the chromatin of the cell nucleus.
The red color of flesh is due to a rather large proportion of blood, which it contains in minute vessels; and the slight acidity of its juice is owing to the presence of _inosinic_ acid, and probably of several other acids.