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[ uh-lok-suh n ]
/ əˈlɒk sən /

noun Biochemistry.

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

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allowance, allowance race, alloway, allowed, allowedly, alloxan, alloxuremia, alloxuria, alloy, alloy steel, alloyed junction

Origin of alloxan

< German, equivalent to All(antoïn) allantoin + Ox(alsäure) oxalic acid + -an -an; coined by J. von Liebig in 1838 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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