<chemistry> A complex nitrogenous substance obtained from murexide, alloxantin, and other ureids, as a white, or yellowish, crystalline which turns red on exposure to the air.

Synonyms: uramil, dialuramide, and formerly purpuric acid.

Origin: From Murexide.

(01 Mar 1998)

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