barbituric acid

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barbituric acid

a white crystalline solid used in the preparation of barbiturate drugs. Formula: C4H4N2O3
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barbituric acid

[¦bär·bə¦tu̇r·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C4H4O3N22,4,6-Trioxypyrimidine, the parent compound of the barbiturates; colorless crystals melting at 245°C, slightly soluble in water.
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