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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alloxantin was in 1839

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“Alloxantin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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