crocetin

noun
cro·​ce·​tin | \ ˈkrōsətᵊn \
plural -s

Definition of crocetin

: red crystalline dicarboxylic carotenoid acid C20H24O4 obtained by hydrolysis of crocin

called also alpha-crocetin

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History and Etymology for crocetin

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

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“Crocetin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crocetin. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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