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Definition of uroxanthin
uroxanthinIndican In"di*can, n. [See Indigo.]
1. (Chem.) A glucoside obtained from woad (indigo plant) and
other plants, as a yellow or light brown sirup. It has a
nauseous bitter taste, a decomposes or drying. By the
action of acids, ferments, etc., it breaks down into sugar
and indigo. It is the source of natural indigo.
2. (Physiol. Chem.) An indigo-forming substance, found in
urine, and other animal fluids, and convertible into red
and blue indigo (urrhodin and uroglaucin). Chemically, it
is indoxyl sulphate of potash, C8H6NSO4K, and is derived
from the indol formed in the alimentary canal. Called also
uroxanthin. UroxanthinUroxanthin U`ro*xan"thin, n. [1st uro- + xanthin.] (Physiol.
Same as Indican.
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