picrolonic acid

noun
pic·​ro·​lon·​ic acid | \ ˌpik-rə-ˌlän-ik- How to pronounce picrolonic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of picrolonic acid

: a yellow crystalline acidic compound C10H8N4O5 that yields yellow solutions with alkalies and is used as a precipitant for organic bases (as alkaloids)

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“Picrolonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/picrolonic%20acid. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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