plural -s
: an anthocyanidin that occurs widely in plants in the form of glycosides (such as delphinin) and is usually obtained as the dark violet or brownish red crystalline chloride C15H11ClO7 (as by hydrolysis of the glycosides or by synthesis from pyrogallol derivatives)

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary, blend of delphinin and -id

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“Delphinidin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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