alloxan /aˈlɒks(ə)n/

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I. noun [ mass noun]

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[Chemistry] an acidic compound obtained by the oxidation of uric acid and isolated as an efflorescent crystalline hydrate.

●Chem. formula: C4H2N2O4.
– origin mid 19th cent.: from all(antoin) + ox(alic) + -an.

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