uroxanic acid

urox·​an·​ic acid | \ ¦yu̇ˌräk¦sanik \

Definition of uroxanic acid

: a crystalline acid C5H8N4O6 derived from imidazole and obtained by the slow oxidation of uric acid in alkaline solution

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History and Etymology for uroxanic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary ur- entry 1 + alloxan + -ic

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“Uroxanic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uroxanic%20acid. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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