from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An oxidation product of uric acid, 2,4,5,6(1H,3H)-pyrimidinetetrone, capable of inducing diabetes by destroying pancreatic tissue

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An oxidation product of uric acid. It is of a pale reddish color, readily soluble in water or alcohol.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the products (C4H2N2O4) of the decomposition of uric acid by nitric acid.


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