murexan definition

  • noun:
    • A poorly-characterized nitrogenous product formed from a number of ureids
    • A complex nitrogenous compound obtained from murexide, alloxantin, also ureids, as a white, or yellowish, crystalline which converts purple on experience of air; -- called in addition uramil, dialuramide, and previously purpuric acid.
    • The purpuric acid of Prout (C4H3.NH2.N2O3). It really is an item of the decomposition of murexide.

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