from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The purpuric acid of Prout (C4H3.NH2.N2O3). It is a product of the decomposition of murexide.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A complex nitrogenous substance obtained from murexide, alloxantin, and other ureids, as a white, or yellowish, crystalline which turns red on exposure to the air; -- called also
uramil, dialuramide, and formerly purpuric acid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun obsolete, chemistry A poorly-characterized
nitrogenousmaterial formed from several ureids
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