crocein

[ kroh-see-in ]
/ ˈkroʊ si ɪn /

noun Chemistry.

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

crocein
/ (ˈkrəʊsɪɪn) /

noun

any one of a group of red or orange acid azo dyes

Word Origin for crocein

C20: from Latin croceus yellow + -in
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