urocanic acid

noun uro·ca·nic acid \ ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈkā-nik- , -ˈka- \

Definition of urocanic acid

: a crystalline acid C6H6N2O2 that is normally present in human skin

Origin and Etymology of urocanic acid

1ur- + canine + -ic; from its being first obtained from the urine of a dog


Medical Dictionary

urocanic acid

noun uro·ca·nic acid \ ˌyu̇r-ə-ˌkā-nik- , -ˌkan-ik- \

medical Definition of urocanic acid

: a crystalline acid C6H6N2O2 normally present in human skin that is held to act as a screening agent for ultraviolet radiation

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