anthocyanin

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noun an·tho·cy·a·nin \ˌan(t)-thə-ˈsī-ə-nən\

Definition of anthocyanin

  1. :  any of various soluble glycoside pigments producing blue to red coloring in flowers and plants

Origin and Etymology of anthocyanin

Greek anthos + kyanos dark blue


First Known Use: 1853


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anthocyanin

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noun an·tho·cy·a·nin \ˌan(t)-thə-ˈsī-ə-nən\

Medical Definition of anthocyanin

  1. :  any of various soluble glycoside pigments producing blue to red coloring in flowers and plants

Variants of anthocyanin

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anthocyan

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