Definition of paraxanthine in English:

paraxanthine

noun

(also paraxanthin)
  • Dimethylxanthine, C₇ H₈ N₄ O₂, which is a product of the metabolism of xanthines.

Pronunciation

paraxanthine

/ˌparəˈzanθiːn/ /ˌparəˈzanθʌɪn/

Origin

Late 19th century. From para- + xanthine, after German Paraxanthin.