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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Xanthinine \Xan"thi*nine\, n. [Gr. xanqo`s yellow + quinine.]
     A complex nitrogenous substance related to urea and uric
     acid, produced as a white powder; -- so called because it
     forms yellow salts, and because its solution forms a blue
     fluorescence like quinine.

     [1913 Webster]

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