crocin

noun
cro·cin | \ˈkrōsᵊn, -sə̇n\
plural -s

Definition of crocin 

: 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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History and Etymology for crocin

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

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