brasilein

[ bruh-zil-ee-in ]
/ brəˈzɪl i ɪn /

noun Chemistry.

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Definition for brasilein (2 of 2)

brazilein

or bra·sil·e·in

[ bruh-zil-ee-in ]
/ brəˈzɪl i ɪn /

noun Chemistry.

a red, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C16H12O5, obtained by the oxidation of brazilin: used chiefly as a dye for wood and textiles.

Origin of brazilein

brazil(in) + -ein, variant of -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for brasilein (1 of 2)

brasilein
/ (brəˈzɪlɪɪn) /

noun

a variant spelling of brazilein

British Dictionary definitions for brasilein (2 of 2)

brazilein

brasilein

/ (brəˈzɪlɪɪn) /

noun

a red crystalline solid obtained by the oxidation of brazilin and used as a dye. Formula: C 16 H 12 O 5

Word Origin for brazilein

C19: from German Brasilein, from brazilin
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