violuric acid

noun vi·o·lu·ric acid \¦vīə¦lu̇rik-\

Definition of violuric acid

  1. :  a crystalline monobasic acid HON(CONH)2CO that is made from nitrous acid and barbituric acid or from hydroxylamine and alloxan, that tautomerizes in water from the isonitroso form to the violet nitroso form, and that forms characteristic colored salts; 5-isonitroso-barbituric acid

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Origin and Etymology of violuric acid

International Scientific Vocabulary violet + barbituric


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