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indican

[in-di-kuh n] /ˈɪn dɪ kən/
noun
1.
a glucoside, C 14 H 17 NO 6 , that occurs in plants yielding indigo and from which indigo is obtained.
2.
Biochemistry. indoxyl potassium sulfate, C 8 H 6 NO 4 SK, a component of urine.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Latin indic(um) indigo + -an
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indican

/ˈɪndɪkən/
noun
1.
a compound secreted in the urine, usually in the form of its potassium salt; indoxylsulphuric acid. Formula: C8H6NOSO2OH
Word Origin
C19: from Latin indicumindigo + -an
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indican in Medicine

indican in·di·can (ĭn'dĭ-kān')
n.
A potassium salt found in sweat and urine and formed by the conversion of tryptophan to indole by intestinal bacteria.

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