urocanic acid

noun
uro·​ca·​nic acid | \ ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈkā-nik- How to pronounce urocanic acid (audio) , -ˈka- How to pronounce urocanic acid (audio) \

Definition of urocanic acid

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

First Known Use of urocanic acid

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for urocanic acid

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

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The first known use of urocanic acid was circa 1903

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“Urocanic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urocanic%20acid. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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urocanic acid

noun
uro·​ca·​nic acid | \ ˌyu̇r-ə-ˌkā-nik- How to pronounce urocanic acid (audio) , -ˌkan-ik- How to pronounce urocanic acid (audio) \

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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