murein mu·re·in (myur’ē-ĭn, myur’ēn’)
[moo r-esh] /ˈmʊər ɛʃ/ noun 1. a river in SE central Europe, flowing W from the Carpathian Mountains in central Romania to the Tisza River in S Hungary. 400 miles (645 km) long. [myoo r] /myʊər/ noun 1. Obsolete. a wall. verb (used with object), mured, muring. 2. to immure. /mjʊə/ verb 1. (transitive) an […]
[myoo r-eks] /ˈmyʊər ɛks/ noun, plural murices [myoo r-uh-seez] /ˈmyʊər əˌsiz/ (Show IPA), murexes. 1. any marine gastropod of the genus Murex, common in tropical seas, certain species of which yield the royal purple dye valued by the ancients. 2. a shell used as a trumpet, as in representations of Tritons in art. 3. purplish […]
[myoo-rek-sahyd, -sid] /myʊˈrɛk saɪd, -sɪd/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a reddish-purple, crystalline, sparingly water-soluble solid, C 8 H 8 N 6 O 6 , having a green luster, formerly used as a dye.
noun, Biochemistry. 1. a test in which treatment of a substance, usually urine, with nitric acid and ammonia indicates the presence of uric acid by formation of murexide.