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xanthine oxidase

noun

Medical Definition of XANTHINE OXIDASE

:  a crystallizable flavoprotein enzyme containing iron and molybdenum that promotes the oxidation especially of hypoxanthine and xanthine to uric acid and of many aldehydes to acids—called also Schardinger enzyme

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