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hydantoin

Pronunciation: hi-dan'to-in

Definition: derived from urea or from allantoin; the NH–CH2–CO group is prototypical of a-amino acids. Hydantoin derivatives are formed by the reaction of phenylisothiocyanate or phenylisocyanate and a polypeptide.

Synonym(s): glycolylurea

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