[ hahy-dan-toh-in ]
/ haɪˈdæn toʊ ɪn /
a colorless, needlelike, crystalline compound, C3H4N2O2, used in the synthesis of pharmaceutical substances and resins.
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British Dictionary definitions for hydantoin
/ (haɪˈdæntəʊɪn) /
a colourless odourless crystalline compound present in beet molasses: used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and synthetic resins. Formula: C 3 H 4 N 2 O 2
Word Origin for hydantoin
C20: from hyd (rogen + all) antoin product occurring in allantoic fluid
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Medical definitions for hydantoin
[ hī-dăn′tō-ĭn ]
A crystalline substance derived from urea or allantoin.
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