plural -s
: an anthocyanidin occurring widely in the form of glycosides (as cyanin) and usually obtained as the brown-red crystalline chloride C15H11ClO6 (as by hydrolysis of cyanin or by synthesis from pyrocatechol derivatives)

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary cyan- + -idin

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“Cyanidin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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