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1. Indoxyl β-d-glucoside from Indigofera species and Polygonium tinctorium; a source of indigo. Synonym(s): plant indican
2. 3-indoxylsulfuric acid, a substance found (as its salts) in sweat and in variable amounts in urine; indicative, when in quantity, of protein putrefaction in the intestine (indicanuria). Synonym(s): metabolic indican, uroxanthin
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uroxanthin(ū″rō-zăn′thĭn) [″ + xanthos, yellow]
Yellow pigment of the urine; an indigo-forming substance.
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