urocanic acid


uro·ca·nic acid

noun \ˌyr-ə-ˈkā-nik-, -ˈka-\

Definition of UROCANIC ACID

:  a crystalline acid C6H6N2O2 that is normally present in human skin

Origin of UROCANIC ACID

1ur- + canine + -ic; from its being first obtained from the urine of a dog
First Known Use: circa 1903

uro·ca·nic acid

noun \ˌyr-ə-ˌkā-nik-, -ˌkan-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of UROCANIC ACID

: a crystalline acid C6H6N2O2 normally present in human skin that is held to act as a screening agent for ultraviolet radiation

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