murexide

[ myoo-rek-sahyd, -sid ]
/ myʊˈrɛk saɪd, -sɪd /

noun Chemistry.

a reddish-purple, crystalline, sparingly water-soluble solid, C8H8N6O6, having a green luster, formerly used as a dye.

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Also called ammonium purpurate.

Origin of murexide

First recorded in 1830–40; murex + -ide

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