indican


noun

  1. a glucoside, C14H17NO6, that occurs in plants yielding indigo and from which indigo is obtained.
  2. Biochemistry. indoxyl potassium sulfate, C8H6NO4SK, a component of urine.

noun

  1. a compound secreted in the urine, usually in the form of its potassium salt; indoxylsulphuric acid. Formula: C 8 H 6 NOSO 2 OH

n.

  1. A potassium salt found in sweat and urine and formed by the conversion of tryptophan to indole by intestinal bacteria.

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