- a white crystalline pyrimidine derivative, C4H2O4N2, used in biomedical research to induce diabetes in laboratory animals.
Origin of alloxan
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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.