Xanthine

/ˈzanθiːn/

Origin

Mid 19th century from xanthic+ -ine. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Xanthine

Xanthine

noun

  1. A crystalline compound found in blood and urine which is an intermediate in the metabolic breakdown of nucleic acids to uric acid.

lexico.com

Xanthine

noun

  1. : a feebly basic compound C5H4N4O2 that occurs especially in animal or plant tissue, is derived from guanine and hypoxanthine, and yields uric acid on oxidation

merriam-webster.com

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