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urorosein

Pronunciation: yur'o-ro'ze-in

Definition: A chromogen in the urine that forms a red color on the addition of nitric acid; normally exists in very minute quantities but is increased in tuberculosis and other wasting diseases, and is related to ingestion of indole compounds.

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