catenarin

noun cat·e·nar·in \ˌkatəˈna(a)rə̇n\

Definition of catenarin

plural

-s

  1. :  a red pigment C15H10O6 produced as a metabolic product of certain fungi (as Helminthosporium catenarium); 1,4,5,7-tetrahydroxy-2-methyl-anthraquinone

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Origin and Etymology of catenarin

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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