tropaeolin

or tro·pe·o·lin

[ troh-pee-uh-lin ]
/ troʊˈpi ə lɪn /

noun Chemistry.

any of a number of orange or yellow azo dyes of complex molecular structure.

Nearby words

  1. troostite,
  2. troostitic,
  3. trop,
  4. trop-,
  5. trop.,
  6. tropaeolum,
  7. tropaeum,
  8. tropaion,
  9. trope,
  10. tropeolin

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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