allantoin

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noun al·lan·to·in \ə-ˈlan-tə-wən\

Definition of allantoin

  1. :  a crystalline oxidation product C4H6N4O3 of uric acid used to promote healing of local wounds and infections

Origin and Etymology of allantoin

probably from German, from New Latin allantois + German -in


First Known Use: 1837


Medical Dictionary

allantoin

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noun al·lan·to·in \ə-ˈlan-tə-wən\

Medical Definition of allantoin

  1. :  a crystalline oxidation product C4H6N4O3 of uric acid used to promote healing of local wounds and infections


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