indican


in·di·can

noun \ˈin-də-ˌkan\

Definition of INDICAN

1
:  an indigo-forming substance C8H7NO4S found as a salt in urine and other animal fluids; also :  its potassium salt C8H6KNO4S
2
:  a glucoside C14H17NO6 occurring especially in the indigo plant and being a source of natural indigo

Origin of INDICAN

Latin indicum indigo — more at indigo
First Known Use: 1859

in·di·can

noun \ˈin-də-ˌkan\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INDICAN

1
: an indigo-forming substance C8H7NO4S found as a salt in urine and other animal fluids; also : its potassium salt C8H6KNO4S
2
: a glucoside C14H17NO6 occurring especially in the indigo plant and being a source of natural indigo

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