hypoxanthine

noun
hy·​po·​xan·​thine | \ ˌhī-pō-ˈzan-ˌthēn How to pronounce hypoxanthine (audio) \

Definition of hypoxanthine

: a purine base C5H4N4O found in plant and animal tissues that yields xanthine on oxidation

First Known Use of hypoxanthine

circa 1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Hypoxanthine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypoxanthine. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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hypoxanthine

noun
hy·​po·​xan·​thine | \ ˌhī-pō-ˈzan-ˌthēn How to pronounce hypoxanthine (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypoxanthine

: a purine base C5H4N4O found in plant and animal tissues that yields xanthine on oxidation and is an intermediate in uric acid synthesis

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