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noun Chemistry.
  1. any of several acid azo dyes producing orange or scarlet colors.
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Also cro·ce·ine [kroh-see-in, -een] /ˈkroʊ si ɪn, -ˌin/.

Origin of crocein

< Latin croce(us) saffron-colored (see crocus, -eous) + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for crocein


  1. any one of a group of red or orange acid azo dyes
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Word Origin

C20: from Latin croceus yellow + -in
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