purpuric acid


: a nitrogenous acid C8H5N5O6 related to barbituric acid that yields alloxan and uramil on hydrolysis and is known especially in purple-red salts (as murexide) from which it is obtained as an orange-red powder

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“Purpuric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/purpuric%20acid. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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