alloxan

noun al·lox·an \ ə-ˈläk-sən \

Definition of alloxan

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

Origin and Etymology of alloxan

German, from Allantoin + Oxalsäure oxalic acid + -an


Medical Dictionary

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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