from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or designating, a complex nitrogenous acid, obtained by the action of acetic acid and potassium nitrite on uric acid, as a yellow crystalline substance, with a bitter, astringent taste.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting an acid, a pale-yellow compound, C4H3O2N5, prepared by the action of potassium nitrite and acetic acid on uric acid. It forms granular crystals.
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