alloxan

noun
al·lox·an | \ə-ˈläk-sən \

Definition of alloxan 

: a crystalline compound C4H2N2O4 causing diabetes mellitus when injected into experimental animals

First Known Use of alloxan

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alloxan

German, from Allantoin + Oxalsäure oxalic acid + -an

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alloxan

noun
al·lox·an | \ə-ˈläk-sən \

Medical Definition of alloxan 

: a crystalline compound C4H2N2O4 causing diabetes mellitus when injected into experimental animals also : one of its similarly acting derivatives

called also mesoxalylurea

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