coerulein

noun, often capitalized coe·ru·le·in \sə̇ˈrülēə̇n\
variants: less commonly

cerulein

\sə̇ˈrülēə̇n\

Definition of coerulein

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of coerulein

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


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