hypoxanthine

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

Definition of hypoxanthine

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

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hypoxanthine

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

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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