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  • n. A crystalline nitrogenous substance, closely related to xanthin and uric acid, found throughout the animal body but especially in muscle tissue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A crystalline, nitrogenous substance, closely related to xanthin and uric acid, widely distributed through the animal body, but especially in muscle tissue; -- called also sarcin, sarkin.

Etymologies

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hypo- +‎ xanthin

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