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hydantoin

[ hahy-dan-toh-in ]
/ haɪˈdæn toʊ ɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a colorless, needlelike, crystalline compound, C3H4N2O2, used in the synthesis of pharmaceutical substances and resins.

Nearby words

hybridization, hybridize, hybridoma, hybris, hyd., hydantoin, hydathode, hydatid, hydatid cyst, hydatid disease, hydatid fremitus

Origin of hydantoin

First recorded in 1865–70; hyd(rogen) + (all)antoin
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British Dictionary definitions for hydantoin

hydantoin

/ (haɪˈdæntəʊɪn) /

noun

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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Medicine definitions for hydantoin

hydantoin

[ hī-dăntō-ĭn ]

n.

A crystalline substance derived from urea or allantoin.
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