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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Origin and Etymology of purpuroxanthin
Latin purpura + International Scientific Vocabulary -o- + xanthin
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