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  1. xanthoprotein(Noun)

    A protein formed when xanthoproteic acid contacts epithelial cells, indicative of inadequate safety precautions when handling nitric acid.

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  1. Xanthoprotein(noun)

    a yellow acid substance formed by the action of hot nitric acid on albuminous or proteid matter. It is changed to a deep orange-yellow color by the addition of ammonia

  2. Origin: [Xantho- + protein.]

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