hypoxanthine


hy·po·xan·thine

noun \ˌhī-pō-ˈzan-ˌthēn\

Definition of HYPOXANTHINE

:  a purine base C5H4N4O found in plant and animal tissues that yields xanthine on oxidation

Origin of HYPOXANTHINE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1857

hy·po·xan·thine

noun \ˌhī-pō-ˈzan-ˌthēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYPOXANTHINE

: a purine base C5H4N4O found in plant and animal tissues that yields xanthine on oxidation and is an intermediate in uric acid synthesis

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