Definition of phlobaphene
1 : a reddish brown complex substance found in oak bark and also formed by heating quercitannin with dilute acids
2 : any of several substances that are similar to phlobaphene and are obtained especially from barks or from condensed tannins
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Origin and Etymology of phlobaphene
International Scientific Vocabulary phlobaph- (from Greek phloos, phloios bark + baphē dye—from baptein to dip, dye—) + -ene
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