an·​tho·​cy·​an·​i·​din | \ -ˌsīˈanədə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of anthocyanidin

: a plant pigment (as cyanidin, delphinidin, or pelargonidin) formed by the hydrolysis of an anthocyanin and characterized by the same ring structure as the flavones and flavonols but having no ketone group

First Known Use of anthocyanidin

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anthocyanidin

borrowed from German, blend of Anthocyanin anthocyanin and Cyanidin cyanidin

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“Anthocyanidin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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