flavopurpurin

noun
fla·​vo·​purpurin | \ "+ \

Definition of flavopurpurin

: 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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History and Etymology for flavopurpurin

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

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“Flavopurpurin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flavopurpurin. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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