barbituric acid

noun
bar·​bi·​tu·​ric acid | \ ˌbär-bə-ˈt(y)u̇r-ik- How to pronounce barbituric acid (audio) \

Definition of barbituric acid

: a synthetic crystalline acid C4H4N2O3 derived from pyrimidine

First Known Use of barbituric acid

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barbituric%20acid. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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barbituric acid

noun
bar·​bi·​tu·​ric acid | \ ˌbär-bə-ˌt(y)u̇r-ik- How to pronounce barbituric acid (audio) \

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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