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Medical Term:

pterin

Pronunciation: ter'in

Definition: Term loosely used for any of the compounds containing pteridine; specifically, 2-amino-4-hydroxypteridine. Some pteridines (xanthopterin, leucopterin) still retain the pterin root.

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