alloxanic acid

noun al·lox·an·ic acid \¦aˌläk¦sanik-\

Definition of alloxanic acid

  1. :  a crystalline acid C4H4N2O5 formed by hydrolysis of alloxan; 4-hydroxy-4-hydantoin-carboxylic acid

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Origin and Etymology of alloxanic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary alloxanic (from alloxan + -ic) + acid; originally formed as German alloxansäure


First Known Use: 1839


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