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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A basic substance, C5H12N2O2, which, in combination with a guanidin radical, constitutes arginin, one of the most constant decomposition-products of the albumins. In the form of ornithuric acid it is obtained from the urine of chickens after feeding them with benzoic acid. Structurally it is A-D-diamino-valerianic acid.

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  • "...obtained from the urine of chickens after feeding them with benzoic acid."

    Now whatcha gonna do with it?

    January 9, 2012