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isatin

[ahy-suh-tin]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. 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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isatin

isatine (ˈaɪsəˌtiːn)

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

Word Origin

C19: from Latin isatis woad + -in
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