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barbituric acid

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noun bar·bi·tu·ric acid \ˌbär-bə-ˈt(y)u̇r-ik-\

Definition of barbituric acid

  1. :  a synthetic crystalline acid C4H4N2O3 derived from pyrimidine



Origin of barbituric acid

part translation of German Barbitursäure, irregular from the name Barbara + International Scientific Vocabulary uric + German Säure acid


First Known Use: 1866


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barbituric acid

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noun bar·bi·tu·ric acid \ˌbär-bə-ˌt(y)u̇r-ik-\

Medical Definition of barbituric acid

  1. :  a synthetic crystalline acid C4H4N2O3 that is a derivative of pyrimidine; also :  any of its acid derivatives of which some are used as hypnotics




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