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

called also alpha-crocetin

Word History


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

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“Crocetin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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