indican

noun in·di·can \ ˈin-də-ˌkan \

Definition of indican

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


Medical Dictionary

indican

noun in·di·can \ ˈin-də-ˌkan \

medical Definition of indican

1 :an indigo-forming substance C8H7NO4S found as a salt in urine and other animal fluids; also :its potassium salt C8H6KNO4S
2 :a glucoside C14H17NO6 occurring especially in the indigo plant and being a source of natural indigo

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