murexide

[myoo-rek-sahyd, -sid]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a reddish-purple, crystalline, sparingly water-soluble solid, C8H8N6O6, having a green luster, formerly used as a dye.

Origin of murexide

First recorded in 1830–40; murex + -ide
Also called ammonium purpurate.
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