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Definitions of xanthin
- A white microcrystalline nitrogenous compound, C5H4O2N4, present in muscle tissue, in the liver, spleen, pancreas, and other organs, and also in urine (in small quantities) and some urinary calculi, and in the juices of certain plants; -- so called because it leaves a yellow residue when evaporated to dryness with nitric acid. Xanthine is closely related to uric acid. 2
n. - A crystalline nitrogenous body closely related to both uric acid and hypoxanthin, present in muscle tissue, and occasionally found in the urine and in some urinary calculi. It is also present in guano. So called from the yellow color of certain of its salts (nitrates). 2
n. - A yellow insoluble coloring matter extracted from yellow flowers; specifically, the coloring matter of madder. 2
n. - One of the gaseous or volatile decomposition products of the xanthates, and probably identical with carbon disulphide. 2

The word "xanthin" uses 7 letters: A H I N N T X.

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e -   xanthein   xanthine   s -   xanthins  

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ah   ai   ain   ait   an   ani   ant   anti   at   ax   ha   hant   hat   hi   hin   hint   hit   in   inn   it   na   nah   nan   ninth   nit   nix   nth   ta   tain   tan   tax   taxi   than   thin   ti   tin   xi  

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