xanthine

noun
xan·thine | \ˈzan-ˌthēn \

Definition of xanthine 

: a feebly basic compound C5H4N4O2 that occurs especially in animal or plant tissue, is derived from guanine and hypoxanthine, and yields uric acid on oxidation also : any of various derivatives of xanthine (such as methylxanthine)

First Known Use of xanthine

1857, in the meaning defined above

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xanthine

noun
xan·thine | \ˈzan-ˌthēn \

Medical Definition of xanthine 

: a feebly basic compound C5H4N4O2 that occurs especially in animal or plant tissue, is derived from guanine and hypoxanthine, and yields uric acid on oxidation also : any of various derivatives of this

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