allantoin

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English[edit]

Chemical structure of allantoin

Etymology[edit]

From allantois, an amniote embryonic excretory organ in which it concentrates during development in most mammals

Noun[edit]

allantoin (plural allantoins)

  1. (biochemistry) A diureide of glyoxylic acid, used in various pharmaceutical and cosmetic products; or a derivative of this compound

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