cynurenic
Kynurenic Ky`nu*ren"ic, a. [Gr. ?, ?, dog + ? urine.] (Physiol. Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained from the urine of dogs. By decomposition the acid yields a nitrogenous base (called kynurin) and carbonic acid. [Written also {cynurenic}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • cynurenic — cynurenic, a. Chem. (sɪnjʊˈrɛnɪk) Also kyn . [f. Gr. κυν dog + οὖρ ον urine.] In cynurenic acid, a crystalline substance occurring in the urine of the dog. Called also cyˈnuric acid. in New Syd. Soc. Year bk. 100. 1868–82 in Watts …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kynurenic — Ky nu*ren ic, a. [Gr. ?, ?, dog + ? urine.] (Physiol. Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained from the urine of dogs. By decomposition the acid yields a nitrogenous base (called kynurin) and carbonic acid. [Written also {cynurenic} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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