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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or designating, a complex nitrogenous acid (C4H5N3O4) not known in the free state, but obtained, in combination with its salts, by a slow oxidation of uric acid, to which it is related.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Formed by the oxidation of uric acid.

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