methylxanthine

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meth·​yl·​xan·​thine | \ ˌme-thəl-ˈzan-ˌthēn How to pronounce methylxanthine (audio) \

Definition of methylxanthine

: a methylated xanthine derivative (such as caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline)

First Known Use of methylxanthine

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Methylxanthine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methylxanthine. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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methylxanthine

noun
meth·​yl·​xan·​thine | \ ˌmeth-əl-ˈzan-ˌthēn How to pronounce methylxanthine (audio) \

Medical Definition of methylxanthine

: a methylated xanthine derivative (as caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline)

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