alizarin

noun
aliz·​a·​rin | \ ə-ˈli-zə-rən How to pronounce alizarin (audio) \

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

First Known Use of alizarin

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for alizarin

probably from French alizarine

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“Alizarin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alizarin. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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alizarin

noun
aliz·​a·​rin | \ ə-ˈliz-ə-rən How to pronounce alizarin (audio) \
variants: also alizarine \ -​rən, -​ˌrēn How to pronounce alizarin (audio) \

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

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