Definition of malvidin
: an anthocyanidin widely distributed in plants especially in the form of its glucosides malvin and oenin and also in the free form in grapes and usually obtained as the violet-brown crystalline chloride C17H15ClO7
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Origin and Etymology of malvidin
International Scientific Vocabulary malv- (from Latin malva mallow) + -idin
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