xanthydrol

noun

xan·​thy·​drol zan-ˈthī-ˌdrȯl How to pronounce xanthydrol (audio) -ˌdrōl How to pronounce xanthydrol (audio)
: a crystalline secondary alcohol C13H10O2 that is used especially for the detection of urea with which it forms an insoluble product

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“Xanthydrol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/xanthydrol. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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