Definition of mevalonate in English:

mevalonate

Pronunciation /mɪˈvaləneɪt/

noun

Biochemistry
  • The anion of mevalonic acid, which is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of cholesterol and other steroids and terpenoids.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. From mevalon- + -ate.