barbituric acid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n barbituric acid a white crystalline acid derived from pyrimidine; used in preparing barbiturate drugs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Barbituric acid (Chem) A white, crystalline substance, CH2(CO.NH)2.CO, derived from alloxantin, also from malonic acid and urea, and regarded as a substituted urea.
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