crocetin

noun cro·ce·tin \ˈkrōsətən\

Definition of crocetin

plural

-s

  1. :  red crystalline dicarboxylic carotenoid acid C20H24O4 obtained by hydrolysis of crocin —called also alpha-crocetin

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Origin and Etymology of crocetin

International Scientific Vocabulary croc- (from crocin) + -et- + -in; probably originally formed as German krozetin


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