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alizarin

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alizarin

noun aliz·a·rin \ə-ˈli-zə-rən\

Definition of ALIZARIN

1
:  an orange or red crystalline compound C14H8O4 formerly prepared from madder and now made synthetically and used especially to dye Turkey reds and in making red pigments
2
:  any of various acid, mordant, and solvent dyes derived like alizarin proper from anthraquinone

Origin of ALIZARIN

probably from French alizarine
First Known Use: circa 1835

alizarin

noun aliz·a·rin \ə-ˈliz-ə-rən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALIZARIN

1
:  an orange or red crystalline compound C14H8O4 formerly prepared from madder and now made synthetically from anthraquinone that was formerly used in dyeing but is now used more in making red pigments
2
:  any of a group of dyes that are similar to alizarin in dyeing properties or derivation

Variants of ALIZARIN

aliz·a·rin also aliz·a·rine \-rən, -ˌrēn\

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