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urocanic acid

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noun uro·ca·nic acid \ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈkā-nik-, -ˈka-\

Definition of urocanic acid

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

urocanic acid

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noun uro·ca·nic acid \ˌyu̇r-ə-ˌkā-nik-, -ˌkan-ik-\

Medical Definition of urocanic acid

  1. :  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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