Alloxan



a white crystalline pyrimidine derivative, C 4 H 2 O 4 N 2 , used in biomedical research to induce diabetes in laboratory animals.
Historical Examples

The impure mother-liquor from which crystals of alloxan have separated, if diluted with water, may be used for this purpose.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

Sulphuretted hydrogen gas is passed, in a full stream, through a moderately strong aqueous solution of alloxan, in the cold.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

Dialuric, dī-a-lū′rik, adj. pertaining to alloxan and uric acid.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

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