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hypoxanthine

Pronunciation: hi'po-zan'thin

Definition: a purine present in the muscles and other tissues, formed during purine catabolism by deamination of adenine; elevated in molybdenum-cofactor deficiency.

Synonym(s): 6-hydroxypurine

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