purpurin

[ pur-pyoo-rin ]

nounChemistry.
  1. a reddish, crystalline, anthraquinone dye, C14H5O2(OH)3, isomeric with flavopurpurin.

Origin of purpurin

1
1830–40; <Latin purpur(a) purple + -in2

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purpurin

/ (ˈpɜːpjʊrɪn) /


noun
  1. a red crystalline compound used as a stain for biological specimens; 1,2,4-trihydroxyanthraquinone. Formula: C 14 H 5 O 2 (OH) 3

Origin of purpurin

1
C19: from Latin purpura purple + -in

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