- a white, crystalline, almost water-soluble, alkaloidal purine derivative, C5H4N4O, found in animal and vegetable tissues: used chiefly in biochemical research.
Origin of hypoxanthine
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- a white or colourless crystalline compound that is a breakdown product of nucleoproteins. Formula: C 5 H 4 N 4 O
- A purine present in muscle and other tissues, formed during uric acid synthesis.
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