erythropterin

noun er·y·throp·ter·in \ˌerəˈthräptərə̇n\

Definition of erythropterin

plural

-s

  1. :  an orange-red pigment C9H9N5O5 found especially in pierid butterflies

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Origin and Etymology of erythropterin

erythr- + pterin


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