hystazarin

noun hys·taz·a·rin \hə̇ˈstazərə̇n\

Definition of hystazarin

plural

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  1. :  a yellow crystalline compound C14H6O2(OH)2 produced along with its isomer alizarin by condensation of phthalic anhydride and pyrocatechol; 2,3-dihydroxy-anthraquinone

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Origin and Etymology of hystazarin

International Scientific Vocabulary hyst- (from Greek hysteros latter, later) + alizarin; originally formed in German


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