: a crystalline alkali-soluble compound H2NC6N4(OH)3 that constitutes the white pigment of cabbage butterflies and other lepidoptera and wasps and is convertible into xanthopterin on reduction; 2-amino-4,6,7-trihydroxy-pteridine

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International Scientific Vocabulary leuc- + pterin

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“Leucopterin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leucopterin. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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