anthrapurpurin

noun
an·​thra·​pur·​pu·​rin | \ ˌan(t)thrəˈpərp(y)ərə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of anthrapurpurin

: an orange crystalline compound C14H5O2(OH)3 found in commercial synthetic alizarin and also made separately; 1,2,7-trihydroxy-anthraquinone

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International Scientific Vocabulary anthr- + purpurin

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“Anthrapurpurin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anthrapurpurin. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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