catenarin

noun

cat·​e·​nar·​in
ˌkatəˈna(a)rə̇n
plural -s
: a red pigment C15H10O6 produced as a metabolic product of certain fungi (as Helminthosporium catenarium); 1,4,5,7-tetrahydroxy-2-methyl-anthraquinone

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary catenar- (from New Latin catenarium—specific epithet of Helminthosporium catenarium—, from Latin, neuter of catenarius) + -in; originally formed as German katenarin

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“Catenarin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catenarin. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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