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Webster 1913 Edition


Xanthinine

Xan′thi-nine

,
Noun.
[Gr.
ξανθόσ
yellow + qu
inine
.]
(Chem.)
A complex nitrogenous substance related to urea and uric acid, produced as a white powder; – so called because it forms yellow salts, and because its solution forms a blue fluorescence like quinine.

Definition 2021


xanthinine

xanthinine

English

Noun

xanthinine (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, organic chemistry) A poorly-characterised material, related to urea and uric acid, that forms yellow salts, and exhibits a blue fluorescence