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

called also xanthopurpurin

Word History


Latin purpura + International Scientific Vocabulary -o- + xanthin

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“Purpuroxanthin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purpuroxanthin. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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