coerulein

noun, often capitalized
coe·​ru·​le·​in
variants: or less commonly cerulein \ sə̇ˈrülēə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of coerulein

: a xanthene dye C20H10O6 that is obtained by heating gallein with concentrated sulfuric acid and that dyes mordanted cotton, silk, and wool green

History and Etymology for coerulein

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

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“Coerulein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coerulein. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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