al·​lox·​an·​tin | \ əˈläksən‧tə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of alloxantin

: a crystalline compound C8H6N4O82H2O formed by oxidation of uric acid and by reaction of alloxan and dialuric acid

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First Known Use of alloxantin

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alloxantin

International Scientific Vocabulary alloxan + connective -t- + -in; originally formed in German

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“Alloxantin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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