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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting an acid, a colorless compound, , formed by the oxidation of uric acid and by the prolonged boiling of alloxan and alloxantin with dilute sulphuric acid. It is obtained in small tetragonal columnar crystals with 2H2O, or pulverulent with 1H2O, and is a strong dibasic acid.

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