purpuroxanthin

noun
pur·​pu·​ro·​xanthin | \ ¦pərpyə(ˌ)rō+\

Definition of purpuroxanthin

: a reddish yellow crystalline compound C14H6O2(OH)2 obtained from madder root or by reduction of purpurin; 1,3-dihydroxy-anthraquinone

called also xanthopurpurin

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History and Etymology for purpuroxanthin

Latin purpura + International Scientific Vocabulary -o- + xanthin

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