barbituric acid

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noun bar·bi·tu·ric acid \ ˌbär-bə-ˈt(y)u̇r-ik- \

Definition of barbituric acid

:a synthetic crystalline acid C4H4N2O3 derived from pyrimidine

Origin and Etymology of barbituric acid

partial translation of German Barbitursäure, irregular from the name Barbara + International Scientific Vocabulary uric + German Säure acid


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barbituric acid

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noun bar·bi·tu·ric acid \ ˌbär-bə-ˌt(y)u̇r-ik- \

medical Definition of barbituric acid

:a synthetic crystalline acid C4H4N2O3 that is a derivative of pyrimidine; also :any of its acid derivatives of which some are used as hypnotics

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