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xan•thine



Pronunciation: (zan'thēn, -thin), [key]
n. Biochem., Chem.
1. a crystalline, nitrogenous compound, C5H4N4O2, related to uric acid, occurring in urine, blood, and certain animal and vegetable tissues.
2. any derivative of this compound.

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