- 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
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- 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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