alloxanic acid

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

Definition of alloxanic acid

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

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First Known Use of alloxanic acid

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alloxanic acid

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

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“Alloxanic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alloxanic%20acid. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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