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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Physiol. Chem.) 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.

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

Etymologies

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hypo- +‎ xanthin

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