Indican meaning

ĭndĭ-kăn
A potassium salt, C8 H6 NO4 SK, found in urine and formed by the conversion of tryptophan to indole by intestinal bacteria.
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A glucoside, C14 H17 NO6 , found in the indigo plant and used as a source for indigo dye.
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A glucoside, C14H17NO6, found in a natural state in the indigo plant: it is converted by water and oxygen into indigo.
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An indigo-forming substance, C8H6NOSO2OH, the potassium salt of which is present in animal urine.
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A potassium salt, C8 H6 NO4 SK, found in urine and formed by the conversion of tryptophan to indole by intestinal bacteria.
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A glucoside, C14 H17 NO6 , found in the indigo plant and used as a source for indigo dye.
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(organic chemistry) A glucoside obtained from woad and other plants, the source of natural indigo.
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(organic chemistry) An indigo-forming substance found in urine and other animal fluids, and convertible into red and blue indigo (urrhodin and uroglaucin); an indoxyl sulphate of potash.
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Origin of indican

  • Latin indicum indigo indigo –an

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • See indigo.

    From Wiktionary