Definition of alloxantin in English:

alloxantin

Pronunciation /aləkˈsantɪn/

noun

(also alloxantine)
Chemistry
  • A crystalline heterocyclic compound formed by the reaction of alloxan and its reduction product dialuric acid.

    Alloxantin is a bipyrimidine derivative; C₈H₆N₄O₆.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in London and Edinburgh Philosophical Magazine. From German Alloxantin, perhaps from all- + ant- + -in (all in Allantoin) with insertion of ox- (in Oxalsäure oxalic acid).