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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A yellow pigment found in many insects, especially in the wings of certain butterflies and moths, and also present in the urine of mammals.

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  • noun A yellow crystalline solid that occurs mainly in the wings of butterflies and in the urine of mammals, converted by microorganisms into folic acid.

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