noun fla·vo·purpurin \"+\

Definition of flavopurpurin

  1. :  a yellow crystalline compound C14H5O2(OH)3 found in commercial synthetic alizarin and also made separately; 1,2,6-trihydroxy-anthraquinone

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Origin and Etymology of flavopurpurin

International Scientific Vocabulary flav- + purpurin; originally formed in German

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