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allantoin

Pronunciation: ă-lan′tō-in

Definition: A substance present in allantoic fluid, fetal urine, and elsewhere; also an oxidation product of uric acid and the end product of purine metabolism in animals other than humans and the other primates.

Synonym(s): 3-ureidohydantoin, cordianine, glyoxyldiureide

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