crocin

noun cro·cin \ˈkrōsən, -sə̇n\

Definition of crocin

plural

-s

  1. :  a yellow glycoside C44H64O24 of crocetin occurring in species of crocus (as saffron) and gardenia that is active in inducing sexual change in certain algae

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Origin and Etymology of crocin

International Scientific Vocabulary croc- (from Latin crocus saffron) + -in; probably originally formed in German — more at crocus


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