pelargonin

noun

pel·​ar·​go·​nin
plural -s
: an anthocyanin that is extracted from the dried petals of red pelargoniums or blue cornflowers or various dahlias in the form of its red crystalline chloride C27H31ClO15, that changes to the blue sodium salt C27H29O15Na if made alkaline, and that is a diglucoside of pelargonidin

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary pelargonic + -in

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“Pelargonin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pelargonin. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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