indican

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noun in·di·can \ˈin-də-ˌkan\

Definition of indican

  1. 1 :  an indigo-forming substance C8H7NO4S found as a salt in urine and other animal fluids; also :  its potassium salt C8H6KNO4S

  2. 2 :  a glucoside C14H17NO6 occurring especially in the indigo plant and being a source of natural indigo

Origin and Etymology of indican

Latin indicum indigo — more at indigo


First Known Use: 1859


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indican

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noun in·di·can \ˈin-də-ˌkan\

Medical Definition of indican

  1. 1:  an indigo-forming substance C8H7NO4S found as a salt in urine and other animal fluids; also :  its potassium salt C8H6KNO4S

  2. 2:  a glucoside C14H17NO6 occurring especially in the indigo plant and being a source of natural indigo


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