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allantoin al·lan·to·in (ə-lān'tō-ĭn)

  1. A substance present in allantoic fluid, amniotic fluid, and fetal urine.

  2. A crystalline oxidation product of uric acid produced in vertebrate purine metabolism and used medicinally to promote tissue growth.

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