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noun Chemistry.
  1. a yellow, crystalline anthraquinone dye, C14H8O5, isomeric with purpurin.
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Origin of flavopurpurin

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  • Anthrapurpurin and flavopurpurin differ little from each other, though the shades dyed with the latter are more yellow.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 286


British Dictionary definitions for flavopurpurin


  1. a yellow crystalline dye derived from anthraquinone. Formula: C 14 H 5 O 2 (OH) 3
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Word Origin

C20: from Latin flāvus yellow + purpurin
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