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1 the anion OHC−CH2−C(CH3)(OH)−CH2−COO− derived from mevaldic acid; its (R)‐enantiomer occurs as an enzyme‐bound intermediate during the conversion of hydroxymethylglutaryl‐coenzyme A to mevalonate in the biosynthesis of polyprenyl compounds.
2 any salt or ester of mevaldic acid.
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