alloxanic acid


al·​lox·​an·​ic acid
: a crystalline acid C4H4N2O5 formed by hydrolysis of alloxan; 4-hydroxy-4-hydantoin-carboxylic acid

Word History


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

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alloxanic acid was in 1839

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“Alloxanic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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