- a reddish-purple, crystalline, sparingly water-soluble solid, C8H8N6O6, having a green luster, formerly used as a dye.
Origin of murexide
Also called ammonium purpurate.
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When an alkaline solution of murexide is precipitated by an acid, a light shining powder results, called purpuric acid.Field's Chromatography
Dissolved in water, the murexide derived from uric acid is a magnificent crimson.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
Jean Henri Fabre
Murexide is turned, by potassa, gray in its light shades and violet in its dark ones.
The third group includes safflower, magenta, and murexide (light shades).