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tropaeolin

or tro·pe·o·lin

[ troh-pee-uh-lin ]
/ troʊˈpi ə lɪn /
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noun Chemistry.
any of a number of orange or yellow azo dyes of complex molecular structure.
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Origin of tropaeolin

1875–80; <New Latin Tropaeol(um) nasturtium, genus of plants yielding the dyes (equivalent to Latin tropae(um) trophy + -olum, neuter of -olus-ole1) + -in2

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British Dictionary definitions for tropaeolin

tropaeolin
/ (trəʊˈpiːəlɪn) /

noun
any of certain yellow and orange azo dyes of complex structure

Word Origin for tropaeolin

C19: see tropaeolum, -in
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