noun qui·niz·a·rin \kwə̇ˈnizərə̇n\

Definition of quinizarin



  1. :  a red crystalline compound C14H6O2(OH)2 isomeric with alizarin made from phthalic anhydride and either hydroquinone or para-chlorophenol and used as a dye intermediate and organic pigment; 1,4-dihydroxy-anthraquinone

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Origin and Etymology of quinizarin

International Scientific Vocabulary quin- + alizarin

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