- a white crystalline pyrimidine derivative, C4H2O4N2, used in biomedical research to induce diabetes in laboratory animals.
Origin of alloxan
Examples from the Web for alloxan
Historical Examples of alloxan
Sulphuretted hydrogen gas is passed, in a full stream, through a moderately strong aqueous solution of alloxan, in the cold.
The impure mother-liquor from which crystals of alloxan have separated, if diluted with water, may be used for this purpose.
Dialuric, dī-a-lū′rik, adj. pertaining to alloxan and uric acid.