Hypoxanthine



[hahy-puh-zan-theen, -thin] /ˌhaɪ pəˈzæn θin, -θɪn/

noun
1.
a white, crystalline, almost water-soluble, alkaloidal purine derivative, C 5 H 4 N 4 O, found in animal and vegetable tissues: used chiefly in biochemical research.
/ˌhaɪpəˈzænθiːn; -θɪn/
noun
1.
a white or colourless crystalline compound that is a breakdown product of nucleoproteins. Formula: C5H4N4O

hypoxanthine hy·po·xan·thine (hī’pō-zān’thēn’)
n.
A purine present in muscle and other tissues, formed during uric acid synthesis.

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