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isatin

[ ahy-suh-tin ]
/ ˈaɪ sə tɪn /
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noun Chemistry.

a yellowish-red or orange, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C8H5NO2, used chiefly in the synthesis of vat dyes.

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Origin of isatin

1835–45; <Greek isát(is) woad + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for isatin

isatin

isatine (ˈaɪsəˌtiːn)

/ (ˈaɪsətɪn) /

noun

a yellowish-red crystalline compound soluble in hot water, used for the preparation of vat dyes. Formula: C 8 H 5 NO 2

Derived forms of isatin

isatinic, adjective

Word Origin for isatin

C19: from Latin isatis woad + -in
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