hypoxanthine

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noun hy·po·xan·thine \ˌhī-pō-ˈzan-ˌthēn\

Definition of hypoxanthine

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

Origin and Etymology of hypoxanthine

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1857


Medical Dictionary

hypoxanthine

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noun hy·po·xan·thine \ˌhī-pō-ˈzan-ˌthēn\

Medical Definition of hypoxanthine

  1. :  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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