bacteriopurpurin

noun
bac·te·rio·purpurin | \ bak¦tirē(ˌ)ō + \

Definition of bacteriopurpurin 

: a red coloring matter present in some bacteria that has the power of reducing highly oxidized compounds by absorption of certain rays of light broadly : any of several bacterial photosynthetic pigments

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First Known Use of bacteriopurpurin

circa 1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bacteriopurpurin

bacteri- + purpurin

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