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hippuric


hippuric


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hippuric  \Hip*pu"ric\,  a.  [Gr.  "i`ppos  horse  +  o"y`ron  urine: 
  cf  F.  hippurique.]  (Physiol.  Chem.) 
  Obtained  from  the  urine  of  horses;  as  hippuric  acid. 
 
  {Hippuric  acid},  a  white  crystalline  substance,  containing 
  nitrogen,  present  in  the  urine  of  herbivorous  animals,  and 
  in  small  quantity  in  human  urine.  By  the  action  of  acids, 
  it  is  decomposed  into  benzoic  acid  and  glycocoll.