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[in-di-kuh n] /ˈɪn dɪ kən/

a glucoside, C 14 H 17 NO 6 , that occurs in plants yielding indigo and from which indigo is obtained.
Biochemistry. indoxyl potassium sulfate, C 8 H 6 NO 4 SK, a component of urine.
a compound secreted in the urine, usually in the form of its potassium salt; indoxylsulphuric acid. Formula: C8H6NOSO2OH

indican in·di·can (ĭn’dĭ-kān’)
A potassium salt found in sweat and urine and formed by the conversion of tryptophan to indole by intestinal bacteria.


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