variants or less commonly cerulein
plural -s
often capitalized
: a xanthene dye C20H10O6 that is obtained by heating gallein with concentrated sulfuric acid and that dyes mordanted cotton, silk, and wool green

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary coerul-, cerul- (from Latin coeruleus, caeruleus cerulean) + -in

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“Coerulein.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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