Definition of Hydantoin

1. Noun. Any of a group of anticonvulsant drugs used in treating epilepsy.




Definition of Hydantoin

1. n. A derivative of urea, C3H4N2O2, obtained from allantion, as a white, crystalline substance, with a sweetish taste; -- called also glycolyl urea.

Definition of Hydantoin

1. Noun. (organic compound) The heterocycle ''imidazolidine-2,4-dione'' derived from urea and glycolic acid; any of its many derivatives ¹

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Medical Definition of Hydantoin

1. A derivative of urea, C3H4N2O2, obtained from allantion, as a white, crystalline substance, with a sweetish taste. Synonym: glycolyl urea. Origin: Hydrogen + allantion. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydantoin

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hydantoin (current term)
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Literary usage of Hydantoin

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1915)
"The hydantoin (XV), which theoretically should be formed by condensation of hydantoin with salicylic aldehyde, is obtained in almost a quantitative yield by ..."

2. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1867)
"... by means of sulphuretted hydrogen, and the hydriodic acid by carbonate of lead. On evaporation hydantoin is obtained in warty masses of crystals:— ..."

3. Victor Von Richter's Organic Chemistry; Or, Chemistry of the Carbon by Victor von Richter, Richard Anschütz, Georg Schroeter (1899)
"321)' However, the hydantoin ring is less stable than the ... 311). NH. CH, C°<NH.CO i hydantoin. ..."

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