Xanthinine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Xanthinine (Chem) A complex nitrogenous substance related to urea and uric acid, produced as a white powder; -- so called because it forms yellow salts, and because its solution forms a blue fluorescence like quinine.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. xanqo`s yellow + quinine,