carthamin

noun car·tha·min \ˈkärthəmə̇n\
variants: less commonly

carthame

\-ˌthām\ or

carthamic acid

\(ˈ)kär¦thamik-\

Definition of carthamin

plural

-s

  1. :  a red crystalline glucoside C21H22O11 constituting the coloring matter of the safflower

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Origin and Etymology of carthamin

carthamin, International Scientific Vocabulary cartham- (from New Latin Carthamus tinctorius, species name of the safflower) + -in; carthame from French, from New Latin Carthamus; carthamic from New Latin Carthamus + English -ic


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