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- n. A hemiacetal formed by alloxan with its reduced reaction product dialuric acid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A substance produced by acting upon uric with warm and very dilute nitric acid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A white crystalline substance (C8H4N4O7 + 3H2O) obtained when alloxan is brought into contact with reducing agents. Oxidizing agents reconvert it into alloxan. Also called uroxin.
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A grain or so is oxidized into reddish alloxan and alloxantin by carefuly evaporating with a few drops of strong nitric acid on a piece of porcelain.