Hypoxanthine definition

hīpō-zănthēn
A white powder, C5 H4 N4 O, that is an intermediate in the metabolism of animal purines.
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A nitrogenous compound, C5H4N4O, formed in the body from the breakdown of nucleic acids.
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(organic chemistry) A bicyclic heterocycle 3,7-dihydropurin-6-one that is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of uric acid.
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Noun

Singular:
hypoxanthine
Plural:
hypoxanthines