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barbituric acid

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

Definition of BARBITURIC ACID

:  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

barbituric acid

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

Medical Definition of BARBITURIC ACID

:  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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