Extractive Ex*tract"ive, n. 1. Anything extracted; an extract. [1913 Webster]

Extractives, of which the most constant are urea, kreatin, and grape sugar. --H. N. Martin. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) (a) A chemical principle once supposed to exist in all extracts. [Obs.] (b) Any one of a large class of substances obtained by extraction, and consisting largely of nitrogenous hydrocarbons, such as xanthin, hypoxanthin, and creatin extractives from muscle tissue. [1913 Webster]

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