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

Definition of purpuroxanthin

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of purpuroxanthin

Latin purpura + International Scientific Vocabulary -o- + xanthin

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