plural -s
: a reddish brown complex substance found in oak bark and also formed by heating quercitannin with dilute acids
: any of several substances that are similar to phlobaphene and are obtained especially from barks or from condensed tannins

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary phlobaph- (from Greek phloos, phloios bark + baphē dye—from baptein to dip, dye—) + -ene

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“Phlobaphene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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